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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.


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Brisbane City Council developed the WasteSMART Brisbane Awards to champion the achievements of residents, communities and businesses who undertake ‘waste smart’ activities and practices to create a clean and green Brisbane. This awards program was introduced in 2020 to align with Council’s Waste Smart strategy for the city. Brisbane Sustainability Agency has partnered to deliver the awards.



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This year there are nine award categories including a new 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 will be judged by a panel, except the People's Choice WasteSMART Award which is voted on by the public.

Click here to see the eligibility criteria and view the Terms and Conditions here.



2022 WasteSMART Brisbane Awards' sponsors

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Gold sponsor

WasteSMART Brisbane Awards are proudly sponsored by
Containers for Change.

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Silver sponsors

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

Key dates 2022

Monday 11 July – Saturday 3 September Nomination period.
Monday 3 October – Sunday 16 October Public voting in the People's Choice WasteSMART Award.
Monday 17 October – Friday 22 October Judging panel for all other categories.
Thursday 17 November WasteSMART Brisbane Awards winners announced in 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 7005.