The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Item Recycling
Category: Miscellaneous
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Jul 22, 2013 @ 11:10pm
Jul 28, 2013 @ 8:27pm
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Item Recycling

The Item Recycling mod adds over 180 new recipes for crafting ingots at smelters. Virtually every metal item in Skyrim can now be melted down into an ingot. This mod is perfect for thieves and blacksmiths alike. Worthless items like goblets and silver platters can now be melted down into silver ingots and sold to vendors. Blacksmiths who need a way of improving their smithing skill but have trouble finding enough ingots can simply melt down any iron they can find and then forge that iron into daggers. This mod gives meaning to alot of the seemingly benign clutter around Skyrim.

Version 1.4 has been released

Skyrim Nexus Version now available.
Click Here: Nexus Version[]

Please visit my Projected changes for subsequent updates discussion if you want to have a say in the changes in the next update.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As of version 1.2 a new feature has been added that prevents you from melting down an item that you have equipped. This however will not prevent you from melting down weapons equipped in the left hand due to a limitation with the GetEquipped function of the creation kit. All other weapons, armor and shields are protected from meltdown when equipped.

WARNING: Weapons but not shields, held in the left hand are NOT protected from being melted down. Everything else is safe.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As of version 1.1 the smelting menu is no longer massive and only shows items that can be crafted. If you do not have the items necessary to smelt an ingot then the ingot recipe will not be visible. For those of you that don't know this is in response to comments that the menu was to large and took to long to scroll through.


2 Daggers = 1 ingot
1 Sword = 1 ingot
1 Mace = 1 ingot
1 War Axe = 1 ingot
1 Warhammer = 2 ingots
1 Battle Axe = 2 ingots
1 Greatsword = 2 ingots
1 Bow = 2 ingots
45 Arrows = 1 ingot

1 Chest Piece = 2 ingots
1 Gauntlet Set = 1 ingot
1 Boot Set = 1 ingots
1 Shield = 2 ingots
1 helmet = 1 ingots

As stated earlier this mod adds over 180 new smelting recipes, this includes alot more than armor and weapons. Items such as Kettles and Silverware can now be melted down.


  • Dragon armor can not be melted down.

  • This mod does not include armor and weapons that are part of the Dragonborn DLC or the Dawngaurd DLC.

  • This mod does include Arrows.

  • I have all of the smelting recipes set to yield slightly less metal than was originally put into the weapon/armor. This is meant to add some challenge for blacksmiths who want to improve their skill. (so they can't repeatedly smelt and reforge daggers)

  • If you find any metal items in Skyrim (other than those listed above) that cannot be melted down then please leave a note in the comments. I probably missed a few.

  • Certain glazed jugs and bowls can be melted down into malachite.

  • Enchanted items can not be melted down.

  • Improved items can be melted down.

Any suggestions, comments, and/or constructive criticism are welcome.

Please give me as much feedback as possible.
I want to make this mod enjoyable for everyone.

Please direct all relevant suggestions to the discussions listed below.
If your suggestion does not fit the criteria of one of the discussions then put it in the comments below.

Please visit my Projected changes for subsequent updates discussion if you want to have a say in the changes in the next update.

I am going to make a second version of this mod that allows for items from the dragonborn DLC to be melted down. It will take quite a while so don't expect it to be released for at least four more days.

Please give me a thumbs up if you like the mod.

I have added a discussion for Complaints, Glitches and Issues.
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I'm sorry I haven't released the Dragonborn version of this mod yet. I did not expect this mod to become so popular and it is getting a little bit overwhelming. Rest assured, I will release a dragonborn version before 8/10/2013. I would release it sooner but I am in the process of updating and maintaining this mod right now.
Popular Discussions View All (9)
Mar 23 @ 1:50pm
Items that you find that cannot be smelted but should be smeltable
Oct 18, 2013 @ 11:20am
Suggestions for the number of ingots produced by smelting
Dec 25, 2014 @ 11:16pm
Projected changes in subsequent updates
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Honorbound May 14 @ 8:16am 
Can you please add support for dawnguard and the Immersive Armors and Immersive Weapons mods?
WarDaddy May 7 @ 3:15pm 
doesnt seam to work i have a whole array if items i want malted down but nothings coing up to smalt it down
Earthwake Mar 18 @ 12:30am 
Still can't recycle the Steel Waraxe.
whitewolf6708 Mar 6 @ 3:52pm 
RecipeIngotSteelAlt4 and RecipeIngotSteelAlt3 both take steel maces from the inventory. I have switched Alt4 to steel war axe in my version, but I thought you should know about it. Also I have used your code to modify someone else's mod. If and when it is published, I will be sure to include that I have paraphrased your code.
Drekkali Mar 2 @ 8:03am 
You can have trouble after setting your step out for the first time after getting 4 level-ups subsequently; all by smithing. Just sayin.
Von Dutch Feb 7 @ 12:37am 
Nice mod, a suggestion: Make it unable to smelt quest items, it can prevent some complications that don't need to be.
komiks42 Feb 3 @ 7:21am 
+Luigi Fura Olho I have no problem
Luigi Fura Olho Feb 2 @ 5:07pm 
i cant use that with skyUI, someone can use it with SkyUI?
CtrlAltDefeat Jan 21 @ 2:03am 
Immersion levels are unreal
Cintwiz Jan 4 @ 12:54pm 
gayet mantıklı bir bir süre sonra cünkü para icin satmıyor insan .