Stop, Drop & Profit

BottleDrop Iowa is the latest offering from Can Shed, in addition to our self-service machines and bulk-bag programs. This app-based option provides a quick, clean, and convenient way to cash in your aluminum and plastic containers.

Get rid of your containers, earn money, and help our environment through the efficiency of clean loop recycling.

Drop Door Hours: 6 AM-10 PM
7 Days a Week

Get Started

  1. Download the BottleDrop app in the Apple or Google Play store.
  2. Create an account under BottleDrop Iowa.
  3. Purchase BottleDrop Iowa bags at your local Can Shed facility.

Fill & Secure

  • Pair your bag(s) to your account by scanning the QR code printed on the bag(s) from the “Bag Drop” screen in the app.
  • Fill your bag(s) with redeemable plastic and aluminum containers (NO GLASS).
  • Tightly secure your bag(s).
  • Fill with ONLY Iowa-purchased deposit containers.

Scan & Drop

  • Visit your nearest BottleDrop Iowa location any day between 6 AM-10 PM.
  • Open your BottleDrop app and tap “My Card.”
  • Scan account QR code to open the drop door.
  • Remember: only drop off bags that are paired with your account.
  • Insert your bag(s) and ensure the door is closed.


  • Funds will be credited to your account within 10 business days.

Got Questions?

We’re here to help! Review our frequently asked questions on getting started with BottleDrop Iowa.

Ready to Stop, Drop & Profit?

Download the BottleDrop app today.