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Canland Recycling Center

A candy-colored beacon on Federal's most run-down row, Canland Recycling Center is nothing short of magical. Wooden cutouts of blue cans with smiley faces flank the entrance to the family-owned center, while two kiddie rides from the old Elitch Gardens serve as flowerpots. Started by longtime recycler Ed Pearman thirty years ago, Canland accepts aluminum cans, copper, brass, magnesium and more, and pays you based on the weight of your goods. It's like a real-life board game for the environmentally aware.

Location Details

6141 Federal Blvd.
Denver CO 80221
303-426-4141

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