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How to Make a Recycler

Seren Morgan-Roberts

This page offers a guide on how to make a Recycler in My Time at Sandrock. This is the first bit of machinery that you’ll make!

Before you can build a recycler, you’ll need to make a pickhammer - learn how to make one here.

The Recycler is a staple at Sandrock!

Materials Required to Build Recycler

Icon Material Amount
ItemDropStoneGroove.png Stone Trough x2
ItemDropWood0.png Wood x3
ItemDropGrindingWheel.png Grinding Saws x2

To build a recycler, you’ll first need to select it on the assembly station. Then, a faint outline of the Recycler will appear on the platform and you can begin giving over items to build it. You will need x2 Stone Trough, x3 Wood and x2 Grinding Saws. Details on how to obtain these items can be found below.

In total you’ll need the following amount of resources to craft all separate items:

  • 14 Stone ItemDropRock0.png
  • 3 Wood ItemDropWood0.png
  • 8 Dinas ItemDropSand.png

How to Get Wood

Wood can easily be collected by chopping at bushes or wooden scraps, or by sifting through wood piles with your hands! Remember, don’t chop down trees or cacti - it’s bad for the environment, the town will hate you and you’ll be fined!

then search for some wooden scraps with an axe symbol hovering over them!

How to Make a Grinding Saw

Icon Material Amount
ItemDropRock0.png Stone x1
ItemDropSand.png Dinas x4

You make Grinding Saws at the Worktable. To make a Grinding Saw, you’ll need x4 dinas and x1 stone - and since you need 2 grinding saws, you’ll have to get twice as many materials!

How to Get Dinas

Dinas is a really common sand-like resource that can be mined from red gravel stones found in the area outside your workshop. You’ll need to collect 8 in total to craft 2 Grinding Saws.

Gravel can be mined for the Dinas resource.

How to Get Stone

Stone can be found by mining stone scrap piles with your pickhammer or by mining gravel stones. This is another common item that you’ll have no problem finding!

Use your pickhammer to mine new scraps.

How to Make a Stone Trough

Icon Material Amount
ItemDropRock0.png Stone x6

A Stone Trough can be crafted at the worktable. You’ll need 2 stone troughs for the Recycler, so you’ll need double the materials - 12 Stone in total. As outlined above, stone can be collected from stone piles, by mining gravel or you could even buy some from the Commerce Guild if you have the Gols.

The Stone Trough is crafted on the worktable.

How to Use a Recycler

The Recycler will be your best friend in this game, and you’ll likely end up with more than one in your yard! They can be used to turn scraps into more usable materials. You can’t control what your scraps are turned into, but each different scrap variant can churn out certain materials - with some having a higher change of dropping. This might be a bit annoying at first, especially if you need specific resources but the best way to counteract this is to pile as much scraps into your recycler as possible to increase the chances of your desired material dropping.

Wood scraps can be recycled into dregs, wood or wood sticks.

To power the Recycler, you’ll need to have both a fuel source and enough water. Fuel is a pretty easy one: you can use Dregs (a common material found in scrap piles), wood or power stones. As long as you’re always collecting materials, you shouldn’t have too much of an issue powering your machinery.

Water, on the other hand, can be a bit of an issue since this game is all about water conservation. You’ll sometimes find that your water tank is empty, and you’ll need to fill it with some more water barrels. These can be purchased at Water World near the reservoir, or you could also collect enough Dew to make your own barrels. You can learn more about how to get more water from our guide!

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  • Publisher
    PM Studios
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, XB One, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Action, RPG
  • Guide Release
    23 May 2022
  • Last Updated
    10 January 2024
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