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.
Materials Required to Build Recycler
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
- 3 Wood
- 8 Dinas
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!
How to Make a Grinding Saw
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.
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!
How to Make a Stone Trough
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.
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.
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!