Waste Management Enterprise Competition


Young people

Do you want to help us reduce waste in our city, earn some money and develop your own future business?

We are kindly inviting young people aged between 12 and 18 years old to enter our waste management enterprise competition.

Why not take this opportunity to share your views on how we can reduce our city’s waste, increase the amount we recycle and make money for your future business!

The competition

Our aim is to increase our city’s recycling rates from 44% to 50% by 2020 to meet EU and UK and ultimately reduce our waste management expenditure.

To do this, we want to hear your ideas that will help us reduce our waste production and ultimately increase the amount we recycle.

Your waste management ideas may develop a business that could reduce the council’s expenditure, help protect our environment, improve our community and or make money for your future business.

Those entering will be invited to Belfast City Hall on Wednesday 6 June 2018 (10am - 2pm).
Finalists will have the opportunity to present their ideas to a panel of experts. Winners will be announced on the day.

What is in it for you?

Winning group will receive £250 worth of vouchers
Winning individual will receive £100 worth of vouchers
All winners will receive mentoring and support from business experts for one full year.
They will help you develop your business idea to the next level and support you in setting up your own business.

If you are a school and you would like someone from Waste Management to call out to your school to discuss waste management
please email economicdevelopment@belfastcity.gov.uk

Can I enter?

To enter as an individual, you must be:
Aged between 12 and 18 years old
Living in the Belfast City Council area.

To enter as a group:

Everyone in the group must be aged between 12 and 18 years old on 30 June 2018
You must be attend a school, youth group or community group based in the Belfast City Council area
Have a maximum of 5 people per group

How to apply

Enter this competition by downloading the Waste Management Enterprise Competition Form below.

For more information, contact a member of our Economic Development Unit on 028 9027 0482
or email economicdevelopment@belfastcity.gov.uk

The closing date for entries is midnight on Wednesday 23rd May 2018