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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 and sustainable city.

Are you or is someone you know a trailblazer in recycling, repurposing, composting or resource recovery? Share your story and help inspire others in this year’s WasteSMART Brisbane Awards.


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 an Awards Ceremony and celebration at City Hall in November.

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2024 WasteSMART Brisbane Awards

This year there are 11 award categories, 12 awards and a prize pool worth over $4000.

With 2 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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2024 Silver sponsors

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

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 or phone the WasteSMART Brisbane Awards Coordinator on 07 3007 7024.