The Recycler is one of the most important ships to have, especially for active raiders. They collect the debris that forms after a battle. The cargo capacity of the recycler is 25,000 units, though the low speed the recyclers have requires it to be sent awhile BEFORE the main attack so as to have them land few minutes after the debris are made. Only with the recycler is it possible to break down debris.
Recycler cost: 2,000 pig iron 10,000 Metal 5,000 Kryptonite