Donate to Recycling  

Start Area: Selbina
Start NPC:Romeo (G - 9)
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
(Average from 3 ratings)
Items Required:Onion Dagger
Onion Knife
Onion Rod
Onion Staff
Onion Sword
Title Obtained:Ecologist
Items Granted:Wastebasket
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 06:00:36 2009

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Romeo is a fanatic for recycling. He wants you to bring him 5 Onion weapons of the same type. You can only get these when creating a new character, or trading with another player. In return, you get a waste basket to put in your Mog House.


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5 different ones
# Jul 12 2007 at 7:24 AM Rating: Decent
I used 5 different onions for this 1
donate to recycling not working!
# Mar 07 2006 at 5:28 PM Rating: Good
i gave 5 of the same item only for him not to accept it. does it have a time limit or am i doing something wrong?
exact location
# Apr 16 2005 at 7:43 PM Rating: Excellent
27 posts

Romeo is @ H-9, on the roof of the fishermans guild, standing imidiately south of the smoke stack.
sux to be me
# Feb 25 2005 at 11:25 PM Rating: Decent
i just did the same mistake as everyone else. :(
now that i know better i'm going to go back with five of the same onion weapons and finish this quest... the thing that i want to know is can i just buy them off the AH and trade it to him.. or do i have to trade the items off newbies... i'm not really too keen on creating char's just to delete them...

RE: sux to be me
# Apr 16 2005 at 7:49 PM Rating: Decent
27 posts
you can buy onion weapons from the AH if they are available
new adventurer
# Nov 30 2004 at 1:49 PM Rating: Default
Something u could do is make a whole new character...5 times, and pocket their onion weapon (and Adventurers coupon, hehe). Just make sure u make the same type of char so that u get the sword, rod or whatever everytime to have 5 of one kind.
ok going to try this
# Aug 10 2004 at 11:47 PM Rating: Default
ill try turning in 5 of the same thing and post what happends. WISH me luck!!!!!
trade skill items? Is that right?
# Jul 09 2004 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
194 posts
Romeo is a fanatic for recycling. He wants you to bring him 5 Onion weapons of the same type. These are made through trade skills. In return, you get a waste basket to put in your Mog House.

Is this right? I don't think you can make onion weapons...I thought the only way to get them was to either start the game or to buy at the AH or trade with a rookie. Should this be fixed?
RE: trade skill items? Is that right?
# Aug 09 2004 at 8:24 PM Rating: Decent
You can only purchase those item from AH or trade from rookies
But be sure you only collect only 1 type....
this quest is not repeatable...
so dont buy more than 1 type of equipment from AH
This quest ended when you trade any 5 of the same type.
Update This Quest.
# Jun 08 2004 at 2:40 PM Rating: Excellent
I guess I should have came here first. I tried to give in one of each onion weapon and he wouldn't take it. So now I have to go back to Windurst and get 5 of one kind. Either 5 Onion Swords, Rods, Daggers, Staff, or Knife. Just bring him 5 of one of the weapons not one of each it will be a wasted trip if you don't. Looks like other people have made the same mistake so I hope they update this quest.
RE: Update This Quest.
# Dec 04 2004 at 8:04 AM Rating: Decent
30 posts
I did exactly the same thing, i ended up throwing all of it away as i needed space in my inventory due to partying that day in the Dunes.
# May 19 2004 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
Recycling is never this hard in my neighborhood :)
Too bad I cannot stick 5 of the same type weapon into him for the Wastebasket.
Please update
# Apr 20 2004 at 7:02 AM Rating: Decent
184 posts
I just tried this quest with an onion sword, dagger, knife, staff, and rod, and he didn't take them. Therefore it is 5 weapons of the same type AND CLASS (ie. 5 Onion Swords).
Can't find her....
# Jan 27 2004 at 1:23 PM Rating: Default
nevermind, the post was misleading, His name is Romeo, not Romea.... 2 hours wasted....

Edited, Tue Jan 27 13:50:48 2004
# Feb 26 2004 at 2:05 PM Rating: Default
Well, the ******* asked for 5 onion pieces and that's what I gave him 1 of each... Guess What, he didn't take it. Waste of time and money, so I spent money on different items only to be turned down. I read it 3 times and no where does it say he wants 5 of the same or that's what I would have brought him. I recycled all 5 pieces at his feet

RE: Can't find her....
# Feb 07 2004 at 12:21 AM Rating: Decent
787 posts
And he's standing behind the chimney on the roof of the fishing guild shop.
Can't find her....
# Jan 27 2004 at 1:22 PM Rating: Decent
anyone can help me out here would be great! i ran around selbina all last night, but I don't see this romea woman, all i found the closest is Romana the one in the weaver's guild, the one with daughter, does anyone her romea's grid location?
Well soemthing changed....
# Jan 26 2004 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
56 posts
I'm pretty sure it once read 5 different ones...
I'm also pretty sure I tried both the same and diff..

Something changed in this quest recently....

Gonna try again..
# Jan 05 2004 at 5:49 PM Rating: Default
"of the same type" i knew i did somethin wrong.....>< i got 1 onion dagger 1 onion sword and 3 onion staves....DONT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE AS ME! =P
Read more carefully
# Dec 24 2003 at 6:52 PM Rating: Default
This poster on the 19th of December didn't read because I did this quest a few weeks before that and he very specifically said 5 of the same. Don't blame game makers cause u don't read.
RE: Read more carefully
# Feb 07 2004 at 10:28 PM Rating: Good
As of Feb. 7, 2004, he does not say "of the same type," perhaps he used to....
In-game wording wrong
# Dec 19 2003 at 7:36 PM Rating: Decent
He says five pieces of onion equipment, but he means five of the same type. I wish they would fix stuff like this as losing money and wasting time is not something I like to do.
# Dec 04 2003 at 12:45 AM Rating: Default
its not that hard =o
onion items
# Nov 25 2003 at 12:35 PM Rating: Decent
Yes, if you bring him 1 of each kind of item (1 sword, 1 knife, 1 rod) he does NOTHING... I'm sure he'd said 5 pieces of onion gear, but it seems he said 5 of the SAME pieces. Now I have 5 rods, that'll teach me to read more closely :o
RE: Donate to Recycling not working?
# Nov 21 2003 at 8:18 PM Rating: Default
So what exactly does this "waste basket" do?
RE: Donate to Recycling not working?
# Mar 14 2006 at 12:36 AM Rating: Decent
It adds 2 spaces to your storeage (accessible from your home-town Mog House). It also gives you Moghancement: Desynthesis .

info obtained from:

Edited, Mon Mar 13 23:52:59 2006
RE: Donate to Recycling not working?
# Feb 25 2004 at 11:52 PM Rating: Default
It adds 3 spaces in your storage in your mog house.
RE: Donate to Recycling not working?
# Mar 26 2004 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
Mine adds 2 slots. I got it with Onion Staves. Could it depend on the type of equipment provided?
RE: Donate to Recycling not working?
# Jul 09 2004 at 10:38 AM Rating: Decent
194 posts
It doesn't matter. The actual item only gives 2 storage slots.
# Nov 19 2003 at 8:49 PM Rating: Default
The title you get after finishing this quest is "Ecologist"
Done it, and it's over
# Nov 13 2003 at 7:50 AM Rating: Default
Yep...it's 5 of the same type. So just pick ONE type only and get 5 of them. Now I have a nice pretty waste basket to stare at :)

BTW...buying them at the auction house is pretty cheap, usually between 10-80 gils each. Paying more than 100 gils then, well...you must have money to burn. Either that, or you are very generous.
Will try 5 of the same type
# Nov 12 2003 at 6:17 PM Rating: Default
Hm...I'll give that a try, but the travel between Selbina and Bastok is horrible without a Chocobo. Let you know how it goes.
5 of the same type
# Nov 12 2003 at 8:06 AM Rating: Default
5 onion weapons of the same type it says on the description, i have not done this but i guess if you deliver Onion Daggers, it has to be 5 onion daggers, not one of each.
Donate to Recycling not working?
# Nov 12 2003 at 5:05 AM Rating: Default
Don't know what I'm doing wrong, but I bought the 5 items listed at the auction house and tried to trade them to Romeo but he would not accept them...detailed help would be appreciated.
RE: Donate to Recycling not working?
# Nov 24 2003 at 5:15 PM Rating: Default
Great. I bought one of each kind. Now I have to throw the rest away in the waste basket that I will get.
RE: Donate to Recycling not working?
# Nov 21 2003 at 3:22 AM Rating: Good
5 of one item type , not 1 of each item type , simple as that.
RE: Donate to Recycling not working?
# Nov 15 2003 at 5:19 PM Rating: Decent
"wants you to bring him 5 onion weapons of the same type"

I'm guessing this means 5 onion swords, rods, etc, and not 1 of each kind. If you gave him one of each try giving him 5 of one kind. If you did this, nevermind, since I haven't done the quest yet. Maybe it has a level limit?
RE: Donate to Recycling not working?
# Feb 23 2004 at 3:15 AM Rating: Default
As of Feb. 22, when you accept the mission he says that he wants 5 pieces of Onion gear, he does NOT say of the same type. Why, I don't know. Apparently he used to say this, but now he doesn't. And yes, it must be the same type.
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