Last stop of the tour! What do we do with all the material that don’t fit in the boxes/gaylords? We have to cut them to size so they will fit. Using this very powerful cutting device called a shear there is rarely anything that is hard enough or thick enough to stop this machine from chopping it down to size. We most often use this machine for cutting steel and diecast off brass valves and such. Well That’s all! If there is any question feel free to call us (303) 426-4141 or e-mail us!
The cans are now condensed and are pushed out of the condenser. Each “biscuit” weighs approximately 30 pounds. With today’s modern cans it takes 31.8 cans to equal one pound.
I bet you wonder how the rest of the recycled material gets handled at Canland? Well most of our material will be shipped in a big box called a gaylord and underneath the box we use a pallet/skid so we can pick these boxes up with a forklift. These boxes once filled could contain anywhere from 600 pounds to as much as 2,500 pounds depending on what the recycled material is. The average weight is probably around 1,100 pounds here at Canland
These biscuits will now be stacked and then banded together. Each bail/bundle shown in the picture below, once completed weighs around 3,000 pounds. It will take approximately 15 of these bails before we can make a shipment to a smelter where they will be melted and processed into new cans.
After all your cans have fallen into the weight basket you will be printed and given a weight ticket. Now you can go collect your money! This picture shows the digital display and the printer.
Now that you’re getting your money the rest of the process begins! The cans are now dumped from the scale into the condenser where they will be condensed into “biscuits.”
Another form of shipping material is compacting the metals with a baler. This is common for compacting aluminum gutter, siding, lawn chairs, awning, and other sheet type of aluminum
When you come inside to recycle your cans this will be the first part of the process you will approach. You will be asked to dump your cans into the conveyer’s hopper as one of our employee’s operate the conveyer and watch for any trash or any other foreign objects other than aluminum cans. The purpose of this conveyor is not only to be sure foreign objects are removed but also at the top of this conveyer is a built in magnet in the roller that drives the conveyer. This removes any steel cans. Your cans then drop into the scale basket.
Yes, we’re open ! As you pull into our parking lot go to your left and pull up to the dock on the south side of the building. You should then unload your material that you wish to get paid for on the dock, then use the stairs that you’ll find near the docks bay door and then bring in your material though that bay door. If you need assistance please feel free to ask!
As you pull up to Canland you’ll find us in the center of two mobile home businesses, one on each side of Canland.