UPDATE: Corner Can Redemption Has Closed

Sheldon, Iowa — As of today, Thursday August 1st, Corner Can Redemption is closed, according to the owner of the business, Toni Ginger.

Ginger says we may still see someone step forward to buy the business and reopen it, but there is nothing in writing as of Thursday.

Now that Sheldon’s only redemption center has closed, there are options with what to do with your nickel-deposit bottles and cans. Sheldon’s grocery stores, Hy-Vee and Fareway, will both be accepting bottles and cans, as will the Casey’s stores in town. Each of the three may put limitations or other rules on accepting the returns, however. It’s best to check with the stores about their policy in advance.

If you don’t care about getting your nickel deposit back, there are a couple more places you can get rid of your bottles and cans. Beecin, which is a charity that relies on donations to assist Sanford Sheldon Home Health and Hospice in providing their services. A Beecin spokesperson says there are four locations to drop off your cans or bottles. The receptacles are located at Hy-Vee, Fareway, the Eagles Club, and the parking lot of Living Water Community Church. You can leave both your cans and refundable glass and plastic bottles in the Beecin receptacles. Sheldon City Manager Sam Kooiker says you can deposit your aluminum cans in the big recycle bin located in the Community Services Center parking lot, near the library. Kooiker stressed that cans may be left there, but they will NOT accept glass bottles. With both the City bin, and the Beecin receptacles, you can get the empty cans out of your house, but you won’t get your nickel deposit back.


Original post 3:00 pm, July 30, 2019

Sheldon, Iowa — Sheldon’s only can redemption center may soon be closing, but Iowa law provides a way for cans to still be collected in Sheldon.

Toni Ginger of Corner Can Redemption in Sheldon has announced that except for some larger business accounts, she is closing her business this Wednesday. Ginger has also said that there may be a change of ownership of the business, but at last report, that was still up-in-the-air.

Some in Sheldon were under the impression that they would have to go out of town to get the refunds on their cans and bottles. But according to Iowa law, that is not the case. We talked with Program Planner Bill Blum with the Iowa DNR, who administers the program, and he explains the law.

He says that’s IF Corner Can Redemption officially closes.

We talked to Sheldon Hy-Vee Store Director Josh Osborn and Sheldon Fareway Manager Brent Kraft, and both tell us that they are watching the situation, and if Corner Can Redemption does end up closing, they will accept cans and bottles at their stores. Osborn says there may be some restrictions on how many containers will be accepted at once, and how they may be presented, due to having to keep the store clean, but if the need arises, both men say their stores will be ready for it.


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