COLLECT PULL TABS
Why Collect Tabs?Aside from raising funds and awareness for RMHC, collecting pop tabs is a great way to teach kids about philanthropy and the importance of recycling while raising funds to help children and their families at the same time.
- The tabs are made of a high quality aluminum that is more valuable by weight than the can itself.
- Plus, the tabs are smaller and cleaner than the can, so they’re easier and more sanitary to store.
- Think it’s not worth your effort? Pull tab collectors, typically, raise more than $10,000 for our House each year.
How to Start Collecting
There are many ways to organize a pull tab campaign. Schools can start a collection as part of a math project (learning to count, measure, weigh, etc.). Groups like 4H clubs and Scout Troops can make pull tab collections a community-wide effort and award prizes to individuals who collect the most. We recently had a school in Fennimore that collected 1,131 pounds of tabs, while a school in Poynette brought us more than 1 million pop tabs!
We can give you up to 10 small pop tab collection houses at no charge to get you started. Many schools and organizations choose to make their own unique collection containers. You can also choose to download one of the three labels below:
- Download Small Labels (4 labels/sheet – Avery 6878)
- Download Medium Labels (2 labels/sheet – Avery 8126)
- Download Large Labels (1 label/sheet – Avery 8165)
What to Do with the Tabs
- Take your collection to your local recycling center (e.g. Resource Solutions in Madison) and tell them it’s for the Ronald McDonald House
- Take the tabs to a participating McDonald’s restaurant in your area
- Bring the tabs to us at the House