2019 WARR AWARDS

Are you a WARRior?

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Waste and Resource Recovery (WARR) Awards, brought to you by the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) and Inside Waste magazine.

"We saw numerous outstanding finalists last year and expect this year to be bigger and better," WMRR CEO, Ms Gayle Sloan, said. 

“The 2019 WARR awards will capture and recognise excellent, contemporary, and leading-edge activities, operations, and personalities in the sector, spread across 10 categories that include outstanding WARR projects and facilities, innovation that has led to a demonstrable circular economy, leader of the year and, building on WMRR’s successful Women of Waste event, the inaugural Woman of Waste award.”

Nominations close on 30 September 2019, with a shortlist of finalists for each category announced on 28 October 2019.

2019 WARR Award Categories

  • Outstanding WARR Project: Metro and Regional/Rural
  • Operational Excellence
  • Innovation Award
  • Outstanding Facility Award
  • Young Professional of the Year
  • Woman of Waste Award
  • Communication Engagement Success of the Year
  • WARR Workplace of the Year
  • Leader of the Year


Conditions of Entry

  • Only one (1) nomination per company, per category
  • Where relevant, individuals/businesses/projects/facilities can submit nominations in multiple categories
  • All previous applicants are eligible to submit a nomination, subject to demonstration to the satisfaction of the judges that improvements have been made since the previous nomination

The decision of the judges is final. Conditions can be downloaded here.  

Nomination Criteria
Nominations will be assessed against the criteria detailed in each category and scored accordingly. Nominees and/or nominators must answer all questions and provide detailed examples where appropriate to support their responses.
Max score: 100 points

Nominees will be shortlisted by the WMRR team based upon the written responses received against the stated criteria questions below and supporting documentation provided. Nominees and/or nominators may be contacted for further information or clarification.

Nomination criteria can be downloaded here.  


Selection Process
Independent panels of judges will convene in WMRR-facilitated sessions to choose winners from the shortlists. Finalists will be announced on 28 October 2019 and the winners will be announced at the WARR Awards and Gala Dinner on Thursday, 14 November 2019. The winners will also be published in Inside Waste magazine. 

Awards Presentation
The Awards will be presented to the annual WARR Awards and Gala Dinner, hosted by WMRR and Inside Waste at Sydney's Maritime Museum on Thursday, 14 November 2019.   Watch this space for further information.

How to Nominate
To nominate go to the WARR Awards Nomination Form and complete the online form.