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Information accurate as of: build 904.83

The Recycler is a machine that breaks items and components into raw materials. An item at maximum condition will return about 50% of its crafting.

The Recycler is currently un-craftable, but can be found at most Monuments (Warehouses and Supermarkets in particular), but not at the Sphere Tank (The Dome). It can be used to recycle unwanted components and items into raw materials.

Only one player may view the contents of a recycler at a time, this prevents theft while recycling within a safe zone.

It has 6 input and 6 output slots, if there aren't any free output slots available the recycler will stop working and the overflow of materials will drop either on the ground in front of it or on top of itself.

Running the recycler does not currently cost anything.

Components Recycling

Scrap icon.png
High Quality Metal icon.png
Metal Fragments icon.png
Cloth icon.png
Tech Trash icon.png
CCTV Camera icon.png
2 2
Targeting Computer icon.png
1 50 3
Tech Trash icon.png
20 1
Empty Propane Tank icon.png
1 50
Metal Blade icon.png
2 15
Road Signs icon.png
5 1
Metal Pipe icon.png
5 1
Sheet Metal icon.png
8 1 100
Metal Spring icon.png
10 2
Gears icon.png
10 13
Semi Automatic Body icon.png
5 2 75
SMG Body icon.png
15 2
Rifle Body icon.png
25 2
Rope icon.png
Tarp icon.png
Igniter 38

Items Recycling

Note: Items recycled at less than 100% durability will yield less than stated amounts


  • Frog Boots will not yield anything when recycled (25/07/18).
  • If a Water Jug containing water is recycled it's water value will reset to 0 just before it is recycled.
  • Non-recyclable items can be placed in the Recycler. Examples include Diving Masks, Diving Tanks, Radiation Pills, Blueprints and raw materials.
  • The Recycler can be used as a means of trading. However, it is less secure than using a Shop Front as you are not protected while transferring items into it.
  • You can jump on top of the Recycler.


Component Breakdown

Image Item Name Output