A set of recycling symbols were created for New Zealand in 2001. These symbols used to be referred to as the RONZ symbols but are now known as the New Zealand Recycling Symbols. The symbols were updated in October 2016. For information on why and how they were updated click here.

The symbols can be downloaded above as a zipped folder. The symbols are available in both a portrait and landscape layout. There are also bilingual symbols in te reo and English which can be downloaded here.  There are currently 51 different recycling symbols. The full list can be downloaded above. The choice of symbol depends on how recycling is separated in your organisation. If you would like assistance in deciding which symbols to use, please email sarahp@wasteminz.org.nz 

A factsheet on what signage to use for minimising waste at events has also been created and can be viewed here.