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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cans: 12oz (240) | 16–19oz (180)
20oz or larger (120)
Plastic: 2L bag (40) | 1L bag (80) 20–24oz (144)
Glass: Individual units only
Liners are $0.50 each or $5.00 per roll
We will count and sort up to 100 containers. Customers exceeding the 100 containers will be directed to our self-sorting station where containers will be separated into barrels and counted.
4121 16th Ave. SW Cedar Rapids, IA
611 Hollywood Blvd. Iowa City, IA
Unfortunately, Can Shed boxes and bags may only be purchased at our Cedar Rapids and Iowa City locations.
Cedar Rapids: M–F 7am–6pm, Sat 8am–4pm
Iowa City: M–F 9:30am–6pm, Sat 8am–4pm
Both locations are closed Sundays & all hours are weather permitting
Can Shed will recycle your non-deposit containers for you, however, we do not recycle non-beverage containers.
No, Can Shed will do this for you.
No appointment needed, if you have a large amount, please call ahead.
Can Shed does not redeem kegs. You can return them to the store you bought them from.
Can Shed does not limit the number of containers you can bring in. If you have more than $100 worth, it will be invoiced and a check will be sent in the mail within 7–10 business days.