After every Battle there is Scrap left in space. This Scrap can be harvested and recycled into useful resources. To do so a player must send a Recycling flight to the coordinates of the Scrap. The recycling field contains the lost ships and machinery from both sides in a Battle.
When the recycling fleet arrives at the target coordinate, it harvests the field. If the field is at the coordinates of a Planet, there is no contact between the recycling fleet and the ships and defense on the Planet. There is no Battle. Premium users have access to the "Scrap Overview" menu, it displays nearby Scrap fields and the amount of Scrap on them.
- Recycling can only be done by Recycler / Tanker / Recycle Drone.
- If you send recycling ships on an “Attack” mission with the rest of the fleet, they will participate in the Battle, but they will not gather the recycle field.
- When you recycle your own coordinates (same as the ones the flight leaves from), time is a constant - it is 15 minutes (it can be reduced using Motivation or if the game Universe is at an accelerated speed). The difference between base speeds does not apply. The same goes for the Sciences which affect speed.
- If you return a recycling flight sent to recycle a Sun, all recycle flights sent to this Sun from all planets of the player will be returned.
Note: All resources loaded on to ships sent on a Recycling mission will disappear!!!