From today version of Ingress 1.25.1 you can recycle items to gain XM. Better than just dropping them and cluttering map with all the unwanted items.
I did some testing and here is what I found out:
XM Gain = Media Item Level * 20
XM Gain = Power Cube Level * 20
XM Gain = Resonator Level * 20
XM Gain = XMP Level * 20
Table for Media, Resonators, XMP & Power Cubes:
- L1 = 20 XM
- L2 = 40 XM
- L3 = 60 XM
- L4 = 80 XM
- L5 = 100 XM
- L6 = 120 XM
- L7 = 140 XM
- L8 = 160 XM
- Common = 40 XM
- Rare = 80 XM
- Very Rare = 100 XM
Key = 20 XM
One more think, you can recycle items that are higher level than you, so L2 agents can recycle L8 Items!
And I think that Recycle option on Power Cubes is wrong… Let see it like this, if there is 5000 XM contained in L5 power cube, shouldn’t recycling it give you same amount of XM… There is also issue with recycling items that are higher than you, so Niantic can’t give low level agents to obtain all XM from high level power cubes… By my opinion, recycle option should be removed for cubes.
What do you think about recycle option for Power Cubes?