Collect Pop Tabs

Let’s pull together for families in need

Collecting pop tabs is an easy and fun way to raise awareness about Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison (RMHC-Madison) and support the families we serve. Every time you pull a tab off, it gives you the opportunity to explain to those around you why you save those little pieces of aluminum.

Why Pop Tabs?

Pop tabs are easy to collect and store and are less messy than collecting the entire can. Not to mention, there is more concentrated aluminum in pop tabs than in the can itself! Our commercial recycling partner weighs the tabs then provides us with a check to help support families.

Getting Started

Designate a clean container for your collection. Reuse and recycle whatever you can find: coffee cans, milk jugs, paper or plastic bags, etc. Decorate it with our container label or get creative and make it your own! You can also stop by our House and pick up a cardboard pop tab house.

Post a Pop Tab Flyer to share information with your family, community, office, or school.

Once you’ve filled up your container, drop off your pop tabs at RMHC-Madison, 2716 Marshall Court, Madison, WI 53705 any day of the week from 9 am to 6 pm. Don’t live near Madison? You can take the tabs to your local recycling center and then donate the funds you receive.

How Do Pop Tabs Help?

Every year, families and groups collect over 2 million tabs to help raise dollars and awareness for our mission to provide the home and support that allows families to stay together while they focus on the healing of their sick children at a critical time.

Fun Facts

  • We receive an average of $0.30 per lb.
  • Each pound is about 1,267 pop tabs.
  • A gallon size bag of pop tabs equates to ~2.5 lbs.
  • Approximately 63,360 pop tabs = 1 mile.