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WasteSMART Brisbane Awards

Recognising individuals and groups going above and beyond to help make Brisbane a clean, green and sustainable city.

Brisbane City Council is proud to announce thewinners of theWasteSMARTBrisbane Awards with an impressive number of nominations received this year, all of theman inspirationin reducing waste in our city. 

Meet the 2023 winners

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About the WasteSMART Brisbane Awards

Brisbane City Council developed the WasteSMART Brisbane Awards to recognise and celebrate the achievements of residents and groups who work together for a clean and green city. Brisbane City Council has partnered with the Brisbane Sustainability Agency to deliver the awards.


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2023 WasteSMART Brisbane Awards

This year there were nine award categories including the All-Star Award recognising long-term commitment to waste prevention and reduction, and 12 awards, with a prize pool worth over $4,000.  

The finalists were judged by a panel, except the People's Choice WasteSMART Award which was voted on by the public. 

Twelve winners across nine categories were announced at the Lord Mayor’s Awards Ceremony at City Hall in November.

Click here for the photo gallery on Facebook.

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WasteSMART Brisbane Awards judging panel

The judges for the 2023 Awards are:

  • Jeremy Crowley (Director of Corporate Operations at The University of Queensland)
  • Shannon Gorman (Alliance Operations Manager at Cleanaway)
  • Damian Nikolov (Partnerships & Sustainability Manager at Containers for Change QLD)
  • Tracy Melenewycz (CEO of Brisbane Sustainability Agency)
  • Sam Mullen - (Sustainability Specialist at Brisbane Sustainability Agency)
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2023 Gold sponsors

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

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2023 Silver sponsors

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

Key dates 2023

Monday 17 July – Saturday 2 September Nomination period.
Tuesday 3 October – Monday 16 October Public voting in the People's Choice WasteSMART Award.
Monday 16 October – Friday 21 October Judging panel for all other categories.
Thursday 16 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.