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It’s time to dust off those award nominations. The Waste Innovation and Recycling Awards are now open for nomination and are due to close at 11.59pm on Friday, 30 August 2024.

The awards are regarded as a highlight of Waste Expo Australia and are a celebration of industry achievement.

Award categories include:

  • Outstanding WARR Project: Metro;
  • Outstanding WARR Project: Regional
  • Operational Excellence Award
  • Innovation Award – proudly sponsored by Veolia
  • Outstanding Facility of the Year
  • Young Professional of the Year – proudly sponsored by REMONDIS Australia
  • Woman of Waste – proudly sponsored by Re.Group
  • Community Engagement Success of the Year – proudly sponsored by Visy Recycling
  • WIAR Workplace of the Year
  • Leader of the Year

“I encourage everyone to take the opportunity to put themselves in the running,” said Exhibition Director Samantha Martin. “Everyone should take the chance to showcase their great work in the sector. The Waste Innovation and Recycling Awards provide a great platform to do just that.”

Encompassing the entire nation’s waste and resource recovery sector, the awards will acknowledge not only the major players in these industries but also the rising stars of tomorrow.

Veolia has chosen to be involved in the Waste Innovation and Recycling Awards for more than a decade and will again sponsor the Innovation Award.

Kate Moonen, Veolia ANZ Chief Marketing, Communications and Sustainability Officer said: “In a fast-growing, dynamic sector that is setting the agenda for the circular economy of the future, the awards highlight the best that we all bring to this future.”

Every project that encourages better recycling practices in community has a positive impact on the environment. That’s  one of the core reasons why global packaging and resource recovery leader Visy has signed on again as proud sponsor of the Community Engagement Success of the Year Award.

Held in conjunction with proud partner Waste Expo Australia, the awards will be held in Melbourne on 23 October, 2024, at a venue to be finalised.

Sponsorships opportunities are still available. To find out how you can get involved, visit:

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