Most people have probably taken a bag of aluminum cans to a redemption center to collect the nickel deposit. You walk in, get them counted and collect your money. But, what happens next? IPR’s Katherine Perkins recently visited The Can Shed in Cedar Rapids to take a tour with owner and operator Troy Willard. Willard says they process 1.5-million containers per week at the facility… and cans are their bread and butter. Turns out, a lot happens after you dump that bag of cans onto the counter.
A dilapidated outbuilding or a house in need of serious updating may look like an eyesore, but it is also an opportunity to recycle and reuse old materials. Join host Charity Nebbe, Home Improvement Expert Bill McAnnally, and Siobhan Spain of the Center on Sustainable Communities for a talk about deconstruction.