.1. For metalwork, hardware re-cycling: Isaiah 2:4
They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks (sickles).
conflabunt gladios suos in vomeres et lanceas suas in falces
They will hammer their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks (garden tools =plough, pick, rake, spade).
et concident gladios suos in vomeres et hastas suas in ligones
.2. For refurbishment rather than recycling:To forge anew; or to hammer again as in coin: recudo. recudere, recudi. recusum.
vetera metalla recudunt, Varr.
.3. Or if the refurbishment is spit and polish: polio, polire, polivi, politum.
.4. For human re-cycling: 1 Corinthians 15:52
in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
et nos inmutabimur.
.5. But vertor, versus, "turned into," is a more general term for "recycled as." The corpse (tenth stage of life) says (1300CE):
I have been recycled as dust; Life caught me out.
versus sum in cinerem, Vita me decepit.