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WasteSMART Brisbane Awards

Brisbane City Council’s WasteSMART Brisbane Awards recognise the achievements of residents, community groups, schools, kindergartens and businesses going above and beyond to help make Brisbane a clean, green and sustainable city.

Whether it be recycling, repurposing, composting or resource recovery initiatives, be ready to share their stories when nominations open in July, so we can acknowledge the work they are doing and inspire others to do the same.

2023 WasteSMART Awards winners and finalists

About the WasteSMART Brisbane Awards

The WasteSMART Brisbane Awards began in 2020 to celebrate the achievements of residents and groups who work together for a clean and green city.

Each year, Council partners withBrisbane Sustainability Agency  to deliver the annual awards, culminating in a celebration at the Awards Ceremony at City Hall in November.

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2024 WasteSMART Brisbane Awards

This year there are eleven award categories, 12 awards and a prize pool worth over $4000.

With two new categories introduced, including the Circular Threads Award and the Hospitality & Tourism Award, there are even more ways to be recognised for your vital work to reduce waste. Click here to see all the Award categories for 2024.

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2023 Gold sponsors

The WasteSMART Brisbane Awards were proudly sponsored by Containers for Change.

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2023 Silver sponsors

The WasteSMART Brisbane Awards were proudly sponsored by
University of Queensland and Cleanaway.

Key dates 2024

Monday 1 July – Saturday 31 August 2024 Nomination period.
Monday 30 September – Monday 14 October 2024 Public voting in the People's Choice WasteSMART Award.
Monday 14 October – Friday 18 October Judging panel for all other categories.
Thursday 14 November WasteSMART Brisbane Awards winners announced at a ceremony at City Hall hosted by the Lord Mayor.

If you need further information, please email wastesmartawards@sustainablebrisbane.com.au or phone the WasteSMART Brisbane Awards Coordinator on 07 3007 7024.