East Los Angeles, California: Giant Aluminum Can Man

His cartoonish presence grins mindlessly above the entrance to Am-Mex Recycling.

Am-Mex Recycling

Address:
3315 East Washington Blvd., East Los Angeles, CA
Directions:
Am-Mex Recycling, East Washington Blvd. NE corner of Washington and Downey.
Hours:
M-F 7:30 am - 5 pm, Sa 8 am - 4 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
323-268-9933
Admission:
Free for the ecologically-minded.
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Giant Aluminum Can Man

Years ago, the Aluminum Can "Man" had a slightly smaller Aluminum Can "Female Companion" perched to his right.

[Imperialjoe, 09/10/2014]
Am-Mex Can Man Giant Aluminum Can Man

This ersatz Aluminum Can Man has been sitting on the roof of Am-Mex Recycling, legs dangling precariously over the side, for as long as I can recall. There's nothing on the NE corner of Washington and Downey to cause the inner bliss emanating from him. The eyelashes reveal a somewhat feminine side., offset by arms bigger than the Governator. Perhaps the bag in his left hand holds his kinfolk...or the blood money Can Man made from selling them to certain death...by the pound.

[Don Jankiewicz, 03/14/2009]

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