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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 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!

Where Do I Take the Pop Tabs?

When your program is complete, you can deliver your tab donation to our Pop Tab Hut, located in the parking lot of the Main House, weekdays and weekends between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.  Follow the directions posted for recording your donation. Please call the House first if you are delivering a large quantity at (734) 994-4442.

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.

For questions, please contact Mary Moffett, mmoffett@rmhcannarbor.org. Thank you!