Can Shed Where it makes cents to recycle

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Welcome to Can Shed!

Can Shed is a full-service redemption center. We redeem all brands of containers provided they are sold in Iowa and displaying an Iowa refund stamp. We accept aluminum cans, plastic bottles and glass bottles from both commercial and walk-in customers.

Recycling has many benefits

  • Saves Energy
  • Reduces Waste
  • Lowers Greenhouse Emissions
  • Protects Our Environment
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Cedar Rapids
Mon-Fri: 7am to 6pm
Sat: 8am to 4pm | Closed Sun


Mon-Fri: 9:30am to 6pm
Sat: 8am to 4pm | Closed Sun


All posted hours are weather permitting


We currently have locations in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. To make your recycling easier we accommodate large and small volume returns and offer personal service. To be most efficient we suggest using our box/liner system or our sorting area. This reduces the time it takes to count individual items. Never again feed a machine or hassle with long lines. There is no limit on quantities, however, returns exceeding $100.00 will be invoiced and a check will be mailed.

The following items are available at both locations
  • Can boxes to hold a can liner at $6.00 plus tax.
  • Can box lids at $2.00 plus tax.
  • Liner deposit at $ .50 each. (replaced when redeemed)

Please review the Welcome Sheet for your selected location for item quantities, redemption value, and guidelines. We have the right to refuse returns that do not follow the guidelines.

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Commercial Pick-up

Commercial Pick-up

We currently offer commercial pick-up service in Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, and northern Washington counties. Service can be on a scheduled or as-needed basis. Please review the Pick-up Guidelines to determine if our service would be beneficial for your business.

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Can Shed can help your group make money

Scouts, schools, churches, and other organizations have had great success hosting a can drive as a fundraising event. There is no pressure on friends and family to purchase anything they are simply donating items they have collected.

There are a few different options for organizing a can drive. You can set up a drive on a given date using our trailer with drop off and pick up service, collect them and bring in to customer service or if you have collected a large amount, you can arrange for pick-up
of the containers.

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