How To Scrap Your Junk In Fallout 4

While junk can appear to be absolutely useless, it is actually extremely useful in Fallout 4. Junk is used for a variety of items, including weapons modifications, armor mods, settlement construction, and mission specifications.

Junk is a vital part of Fallout 4, so you should know where to look for it, what it’s used for, and how to scrap it. Settlement junk, arms and armor junk, and random junk are the three categories. Both three of these can be found in the game and are excellent sources of the required components.

One point to keep in mind is that several perks can help reduce the amount of garbage you get from scrapping products, as well as provide you with more exclusive components.

Where to Find Junk


Despite the fact that settlements are built with a lot of garbage, most settlements come with a lot of stuff to scrap. When negotiating on a new settlement, one of the first things to do is go around and scrap anything that is highlighted pink, since these are objects that cannot be transferred or reused. You’ll simply scavenge them for their pieces.

If you advance through the game, you will accumulate a large number of underpowered weapons and armor that you will no longer need. Instead of dumping them at random or making them remain untouched in a bin, scrap them to get some of the game’s more uncommon elements.

One of the most common things in the post-apocalyptic city of Boston and its environs is random junk. You don’t have to go hard to find it. From cigarette cartons to desk fans, everything is made of materials that can be used for a variety of purposes.

Uses of Junk In The Game


As previously said, junk can be used for a number of purposes. The main thing to remember about junk is that it is made up of different parts. When junk is discarded, it yields parts that can be used for a variety of purposes, including construction and updating.

Thirty-one base components are ranging from acid to wood, with glue, iron, and springs being the most essential. When constructing a city, you’ll need a lot of timber, metal, and even concrete to construct the structures and walls. Steel is required for turrets and other defensive systems, but you’ll also need electronics, gears, and oil.

Modifications to the arms and armor are also possible. Take a pistol you want to use but isn’t quite doing the job to the guns workshop and start tinkering with it. There are a number of ways to enhance the damage, range, magazine size, and other aspects of your guns.

How To Scrap Junk

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It’s really easy to get rid of the trash. It’s best if you do it mainly at a workshop with as many settlements as possible. This will ensure that the junk you scrap is put to the best possible use. Anything you scrap can be immediately deposited and used as you construct in the settlement or another settlement connected by supply lines.

Simply open your workshop and go to an object in your settlement that can be scrapped to scrap settlement garbage (highlighted green or yellow when you look at it). If it’s yellow, it can only be scraped, and all you have to do is hit the “scrap” button. It can be scrapped if it’s orange, but it can also be preserved and transported (which will save you resources if you plan to use that item at any point).

To scrap guns or armor, simply drop it near a workshop, open it and look at the object, then press the “scrap” button.

Simply walk up to a workshop (found in settlements) and press the “move” button to scrap random garbage. This will bring up a board of your inventory and the inventory of your workspace. Simply press the “store all garbage” tab, and it will be packed in your workshop automatically.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.


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