Industry Awards

WRIQ is pleased to announce that entries for the
2024 Industry Awards are now open

The WRIQ Industry Awards bring the industry together to recognise and celebrate those individuals and teams who have displayed a level of excellence throughout the year. Entries will be judged across ten categories.

The WRIQ Industry Awards will be presented at a Gala Dinner in October 2024 in Brisbane. We are looking forward to another exciting year of Award entries that showcase excellence across Queensland’s waste and resource recovery industry.

Entries for the awards close Tuesday 20 August 2024 

Awards Categories

Individual Employees

Driver of the Year

This award recognises the outstanding performance of a professional truck driver, including driving skill, attitude and contribution to industry improvement

Trainee or Apprentice
of the Year

This award is presented to an individual who is undertaking a traineeship or apprenticeship and has been outstanding in all aspects of their training

Plant/Equipment Operator
of the Year

This award recognises excellent performance, initiative and all-round attention to detail of a plant/equipment operator

Maintenance Employee
of the Year

This award celebrates the knowledge and expertise of the individuals who work behind the scenes in the industry’s plant, equipment and vehicle workshops

Resource Recovery Employee
of the Year

This award recognises excellent performance, initiative and all-round attention to detail of an employee within a MRF or composting facility

Administrator of the Year

This award recognises those who support the waste and resource recovery industry. Nominees may work in HR, accounts, safety, business administration, weighbridge operations etc

COMPANIES

Industry Collaboration
of the Year

This award recognises teams and partnerships that have successfully implemented innovative initiatives, policies or programs to advance resource recovery (including organics processing) in Queensland. Examples include, but are not limited to, increased recycling participation, introduction of new collection systems, targeted awareness campaigns, innovative use of resources/materials.

Safety Innovation
of the Year

This award recognises excellence in developing and implementing an innovative  solution to an identified health and safety issue. Entries for this award may include a product solution, an engineering innovation, a training program, an awareness raising activity or other risk control measures that reduce the risk of work-related injury and illness

Environmental Innovation
of the Year

This award seeks to spotlight innovations that are driving positive change in waste management and recycling and circular economy practices

Best Recycled Product

This award aims to raise awareness and showcase the latest product innovations and designs for recycled products as well as progress in the application of recycled materials

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