Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pop (Soda) Tab Collection for $$$

At Ronald McDonald House, a pull tab from a soda can can make a world of difference. Read on and start saving those tabs! It is so easy to Help Others and Make A Difference!

Collecting pop tabs is a great way to teach kids about philanthropy and the importance of recycling, and raise funds to help children and their families at the same time. Some of our Chapters raise thousands of dollars with their pop tab collections.


Ronald McDonald Houses collect pop tabs instead of entire aluminum cans because the tabs are pure high-quality aluminum, unlike cans, which consist of aluminum and other alloys. Tabs are also easier to store than whole cans.


If your local Ronald McDonald House participates in the program, it’s likely cardboard collection containers in the shape of a house have been distributed to schools, community and civic groups and other organizations in your area. Collect pop tabs to drop off at one of these areas, or contact your local House about getting a collection container that you can be responsible for filling through one of your own groups.

How much?

After the tabs are collected, the local RMHC Chapter brings the collection to local recycling centers, where they are weighed to determine their value (values can vary significantly). The recycling center then sends the local RMHC Chapter a check for the total value.

1 comment:

  1. My friend, Mark, works for the RMcD house here in KC, and thanks you for spreading the word about tabs. I don't know if you saw that I posted a link to your blog for others to use for inspiration on Facebook.
    Alan and I have started collecting, too, and I'm going to ask others at work to bring their tabs to me to collect and give to Mark. (He can take them to work, I figure. ;) ).