The company responsible for collecting household rubbish and recycling, and keeping Gloucester clean and tidy on behalf of the city council has won a top safety award.Amey was awarded gold for its approach to occupational health and safety, achieving high levels of compliance and ensuring above average safety performance by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.The company, which operates locally out of a depot on Eastern Avenue, doubled in size nationally last year when it took over Enterprise. Their various divisions have won a string of safety awards over the past few years.Martin Shields, Director of Services and Neighbourhoods at the Council said: "Not only is this great news for Amey but also for our residents. It demonstrates to them that the staff who provide a daily service are trained and operate to the highest of standards."It also means that in all the other functions they undertake across the City we can rely on the fact that they do their various tasks with the safety of staff and the public being of paramount importance."Amey's Account Director Steve Wightman for Gloucester said:"Being awarded the gold health and safety standard demonstrates both Amey's, and its partner Gloucester City Council, commitment to putting health and safety at the heart of all activities undertaken. We are delighted that we have received such a prestigious award and have been recognised for working incredibly hard to ensure we maintain our continual focus on the health and safety of our employees and subcontractors and these awards are testament to this."