Learner's definition of RECYCLE
to make something new from (something that has been used before)
The company recycles plastic.
They're studying various ways to recycle garbage into fuel.
The oil is recycled.
The doormat is made from recycled tires.
to send (used newspapers, bottles, cans, etc.) to a place where they are made into something new
to use (something) again
— often used before another noun