[Top 10] Rust Best Items to Recycle for Scrap

Rust Best Items to Recycle for Scrap
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10. Metal Pipe

Metal pipes are recyclable items that can also be used for crafting various items and weapons.

What's good about Metal Pipes:

  • They can be found at any monument or along any road.
  • Due to their fairly low scrap yield, they are very common and easy to find.
  • They can also be used for crafting weapons like double-barrelled shotguns. Useful during early wipe!

Metal Pipe details:

  • They yield 5 scrap.
  • They yield 1 HQM.

How To Get Metal Pipes:

  • Hit scrap barrels at monuments or along roads.
  • Open scrap crates along roads and at monuments.

9. Road Signs

Road signs are metal roadsigns found in scrap barrels and crates.

What's good about road signs: 

  • Road signs can be found in any scrap crates or barrels along the roads or at monuments.
  • Road signs are relatively low tier and can thus be found quite easily.
  • Road signs give you some hqm besides scrap.

Road sign details:

  • They yield 5 scrap.
  • They yield 2 HQM (high-quality metal)

How To Get Road signs:

  • Hit scrap barrels at monuments and along roads.
  • Open scrap crates at monuments and along roads.
  • Steal them off the dead bodies of enemies you kill… if they’re carrying any!

8. Sheet Metal

Sheet metal is sections of sheet metal that are found in scrap crates and barrels. This is not the same sheet metal like that used in building your base.

What's good about Sheet Metal: 

  • It can be used for crafting some really useful stuff like wind turbines.
  • Sheet metal not only yields slightly more scrap than road signs and pipes, but it also yields HQM and metal frags.
  • Sheet metal is still quite common and easy to find, despite its slightly higher yield. Sheet metal details

How To Get Sheet Metal:

  • Hit scrap barrels at any monument or road.
  • Open scrap crates at any monument or road.

7. Metal Spring

Metal springs can be recycled and used in various weapons and items.

What's good about Metal Springs:

  • They can be found at any monument or along any road, but are more common in higher tier monuments.
  • Metal springs are used in crafting semi-auto rifles, SMG’s and AK’s.
  • Metal springs are stackable, unlike most of the other high tier recyclables.

Metal Spring details:

  • They yield 10 scrap each.
  • They yield 2 HQM each.

How To Get Metal Springs:

  • You can find metal springs in scrap barrels and scrap crates at any monument and along any road. Of course, you’re more likely to find more of them in the better monuments. And also, you’re more likely to die trying to find them in said monuments!
  • You can steal them from enemies.
  • You can get them by recycling items or weapons which need them as components. That would be kinda stupid though!

6. Gears

Gears are metal contraptions used for garage doors, shotgun traps, and more!

What's good about Gears: 

  • Like all the other stuff in this list so far, they ARE stackable.
  • They have a decent yield per gear.
  • They are easy to find, even though they may be rarer than the stuff above.
  • They can be used in crafting all sorts of weapons, traps, and items which have moving parts.

Gear details:

  • GEAR stands for ‘Growth, Employment and Redistribution’ and is a macroeconomic strategy… JUST KIDDING!
  • Gears yield 10 scrap and 13 metal fragments each.

How To Get Gears: 

  • Find them in scrap crates at any monument, along any road, or in the ocean. 
  • Find them in scrap barrels floating in the water or standing along roads or at monuments.

5. Semi-automatic Body

Semi-automatic bodies are used to craft semi-auto rifles. (SAR)

What's good about Semi-automatic Bodies: 

  • They are high tier, meaning you have to go to higher tier monuments to find them. In other words, they’re valuable.
  • They have a high yield.
  • You can sell them for quite a lot of sulfur, which, lemme tell you, is GOLD in Rust.

Semi-automatic body details: 

  • They yield 15 scrap, 2 HQM, and 75 metal fragments each.

How To Get Semi-automatic Bodies: 

  • You can find them in any scrap crate along the roads, near monuments, or ocean crates. The chances of finding one are much better at the higher tier monuments than anywhere else.
  • You can also buy them from enemies for sulfur… Remember though, never trust ANYONE in Rust. Be prepared to lose stuff!

4. Submachinegun Body

Submachinegun bodies are used to craft custom smg’s.

What's good about SMG Bodies: 

  • They can be used to craft fully automatic firearms. The faster you shoot the better your chances right?
  • They are rarer than SAR bodies and thus more valuable.
  • They have a slightly higher yield than SAR bodies.

SMG body details: 

  • SMG bodies each yield 15 scrap and 3 HQM.

How To Get SMG bodies: 

  • They can be found in scrap crates, especially in the higher tier monuments.

3. Electric Fuse

Electric fuses are used to turn the power on at monuments so that puzzles can be completed.

What's good about Electric Fuses: 

  • They can easily be found in all loot crates, even along roads and in the ocean.
  • They can be used to complete puzzles that grant high tier loot.
  • They have great scrap yield per item.

Electric Fuse details:

  • Electric fuses yield 30 scrap each.

How To Get Electric Fuses: 

  • They can be found in scrap crates anywhere on the map, but are more common in the higher tier monument areas.

2. Tech Trash

Tech trash is used as a crafting component for high tier gear such as timed explosive devices.

What's good about Tech Trash:

  • It has a very high yield.
  • It is extremely valuable due to its rarity.
  • It can be used to craft high tier items such as CCTV and C4.

Tech Trash details:

  • Tech trash yields 20 scrap and 1 HQM per unit.

How To Get Tech Trash: 

  • Tech trash can be found in loot crates, particularly at high tier monuments.
  • Tech trash can be obtained from recycling items such as CCTV cameras, targeting computers, and C4.

1. Rifle Body

Rifle bodies are used to craft high damage bolt action rifles and to craft fully auto AK assault rifles.

What's good about Rifle Bodies: 

  • They are used for components in the best craftable weapons in Rust.
  • They have the highest scrap yield.
  • They are rare and can thus be traded with other players for large amounts of sulfur.

Rifle Body details:

  • Each rifle body yields 25 scrap and 2 HQM.

How To Get Rifle Bodies: 

  • Rifle bodies can be found in loot crates at high tier monuments, such as Launch Site and Oil Rig. The chances of finding one at lower-tier monuments are pretty low.

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