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What is the Clean City Awards Scheme?

Essential though it is, waste management often doesn't enjoy a high profile in a commercial organisation except when it goes wrong. The Clean City Awards Scheme which has been running since 1994, aims to develop partnerships with all types of City businesses by raising the profile of responsible waste management and recognising and rewarding good practice by encouraging businesses to 'Reduce, Reuse and Recycle'.

The Scheme is open to all businesses based in the City of London which can enter in one of the three categories, Small Sites, Large Sites and Facilities Managers.

Aims of the scheme

  • Promote good waste management practices
  • Encourage waste minimisation, reuse and recycling
  • Ensure compliance with Duty of Care regulations
  • Encourage City businesses to take pride in their surroundings
  • Provide a forum for City businesses to exchange waste management initiatives

What do current members say

"The Clean City Award Scheme is instrumental in raising the standard of environmental performance of City businesses, connecting them with best practices and providing an opportunity to learn from each other while competing to be the best." Nomura

“Being aware of your environmental impacts and understanding how you can continually improve is key to any successful responsible business model. The Clean City Award Scheme’s ability to draw from best practice and cross-sector knowledge has been invaluable. It has provided our organisation with ways to learn, improve and grow our waste management and sustainability initiatives.” Burges Salmon LLP

Find out more about the many benefits of joining the Clean City Awards Scheme.

If you would like to enter the scheme, please visit the how to join page.​​

10 April 2012
Last Modified:
02 September 2019