Why Collect Pop Tabs?
Because it is so easy! The tabs on aluminum cans are small, can easily be removed and are easy to store. You may wonder why we collect just the tabs. Whole aluminum cans are both difficult to store and deliver. Tabs are smaller, easier to store and are easier to handle in large volumes. Collecting pop tabs is a great way to teach others about philanthropy and the importance of recycling while raising money to help children and their families at the same time.
What Do We Do With Pop Tabs?
We take the tabs to a local recycling company and we receive money for each pound of tabs collected. It takes approximately 1,200 tabs to equal one pound. Through this recycling program, we can raise funds to continue providing a “home away from home” for families.
How Can I Collect Tabs?
By encouraging your class, group, church, business or organization to collect pop tabs, you can help us help families going through the toughest time of their lives. Every little bit helps! Collect your tabs in any way you would like–in coffee cans, plastic bags, boxes, buckets, or any other container with a wide opening. Set up a competition between groups to see who can collect the most!
When You are Done Collecting
When your program is complete, you can drop off your tabs any day between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the Ronald McDonald House, 1600 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI. Please call the House first if you are delivering a large quantity (734) 994-4442.
Please remember that we can only accept aluminum tabs. If you’re unsure if your tabs are acceptable or not, you can see if they stick to a magnet. If they do, then they’re steel and should not be included in your collection.