Mobile redemption center open in Decorah

Northeast Iowa Mobile Redemption has officially begun taking cans and plastic bottles in Decorah.  Following the adoption of legislation this year, only certified redemption centers recognized by the State of Iowa are able to redeem cans and bottles for their five cent deposit, and initially, there were few offerings in the area and none in Decorah.  

As of Monday, May 15, a new mobile redemption center is open at 824 E. Water Street, Decorah, open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, but are hoping to expand those hours in the future. Affiliated with a nearby redemption center, the mobile redemption center will accept Iowa cans and bottles in clear can bags that they can provide, as long as the cans and bottles are not crushed.  

The co-owners of the NEIA Mobile Redemption Center stated, “Keeping ditches clean and getting people’s money back to them was our big motivation for getting this started. And the residents of Decorah don’t have anything else for redemption in town – until now.”

They have a tool to measure the returns and give cash on site. They do ask that people bringing cans ensure there is no trash in the bags brought to the mobile center.  For more information, visit their Facebook Page, Northeast Iowa Redemption.  

Currently, there are retail locations for certified redemption centers in Calmar, Waukon and Cresco.

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Nancy Eldridge
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1 month ago

will these hours be through 2023? any closings on holidays? (dec 25,26,27)