Trash is a category of items in Stardew Valley. With the exception of the Rotten Plant, these items have a chance to be collected when fishing, from Crab Pots, or from Garbage Cans. Trash is the less favorable alternative when fishing, as fish are worth more to sell and have far more uses. However, trash items (other than Joja Cola and the Rotten Plant) can be used in a Recycling Machine to create more useful materials.
A random trash item is caught while fishing, after failing skill checks to get a bite ("hit") from every type of fish and other catchables currently available at a location. More types of fish currently available at a location generally results in a greater chance of a bite, which results in a decreased chance of catching trash. Trash is therefore much more common when fishing in locations with few types of fish and rarer fish, such as The Mines, and trash is the only possible result when fishing in the Farm Pond (except on a Riverland Farm).
The likelihood of catching trash at most locations will also decrease substantially as fishing skill increases. At a skill level of 10, trash frequency can decrease by over 20 percentage points if few types of fish are present, and trash frequency approaches 0% when at least 5 types of fish (including algae and seaweed) are present.
|Image||Name||Description||Produced from Recycling|
|Trash||Robaccia.||Pietra (1-3) 39%|
|Carbone (1-3) 30%|
|Ferro grezzo (1-3) 21%|
|Driftwood||Un pezzo di legno che viene dal mare.||Legno (1-3) 75%|
|Carbone (1-3) 25%|
|Soggy Newspaper||Immondizia.||Torcia (3) 90%|
|Stoffa (1) 10%|
|Broken CD||È un CD di prova JojaNet 2.0. Devono averne prodotti un miliardo.||Quarzo raffinato (1)|
|Broken Glasses||Qualcuno deve aver perso gli occhiali. Sono andati.||Quarzo raffinato (1)|
|Joja Cola||Il prodotto di spicco della corporazione Joja.||Cannot be recycled.|
|Rotten Plant||Materiale organico in decomposizione. Viscido e sgradevole.||Cannot be recycled.|
At the Mountain Lake, trash is most likely to be caught after 7pm during spring, summer, and non-raining fall evenings. With a fishing skill level of 0, hit rates for trash during these times will be around 14%. The least trash will be caught during winter and summer days before 7pm, with a hit rate of 2-5%. Spring and fall days fall in the middle, with a trash hit rate of 5-8%.
The pond in the Secret Woods usually produces trash for 44% of casts at skill level 0, though this drops to 26% on rainy days before midnight due to the presence of catfish. At skill level 10, the trash hit rate is usually 21%, dropping to 8% on rainy days.
- See "Spawn rate" on the English Modding fish data page.