Troy Willard presents “Iowa’s Bottle Bill”
Troy Willard is the owner/CEO of the Can Shed LLC, in Cedar Rapids, the largest redemption center in Iowa. The business celebrated its 20-year anniversary in April 2017 by serving the needs of consumers, retailers and distributors in Iowa’s Creative Corridor with walk-in locations in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City communities. Mr. Willard has devoted time and energy promoting recycling efforts for many years. He lobbies on behalf of redemption centers at the state capital, serves on the Iowa Recycling Association’s Board of Directors, and works with the Container Recycling Institute to promote deposit and recycling policy. Collectively, Can Shed facilities serve 300 - 400 customers daily and provide service to hundreds of businesses, resulting in more than 100 million containers recycled annually. The Can Shed also hauls and processes recovered deposit material from numerous distributors across eastern Iowa, processing more than 12.5 million pounds of material for recycling each year.