Pop Tab Collections
Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY collects aluminum pop tabs year-round, and the recycling of these tabs generates necessary income to allow us to continue to serve children and families in Central New York and Northern Pennsylvania.
What is a Pop Tab?
A Pop Tab is the piece of metal that opens aluminum cans. Like the can, the Pop Tab is recyclable. It is a small piece, yet a refundable piece.
Why Collect Pop Tabs?
Pop Tabs are an easy way to recycle and help others. It is a task that people of all ages can do. These small pieces are a source of charitable revenue for Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY. You might be asking: Why only Pop Tabs instead of the whole can? Well, the tabs are made of different quality aluminum than the cans and may be more easily recycled. They are smaller and cleaner than collecting cans. They are also easier for the Charities to handle when receiving large volumes. The amount of money received is determined by the weight of aluminum collected. These pop tabs can make a big impact when collected in numbers. Money received is not credited toward any medical treatment.
Some Fun Facts
- 1 pound of aluminum is sold for approximately 60¢ (current price)
- 1,267 pop tabs make 1 pound
- 1 inch = 1 pop tab
- 1 foot = 12 pop tabs
- 1 mile = 63,360 pop tabs
Pop Tab Containers
We encourage groups to be as creative as they wish when constructing their collection containers which can be made out of buckets, milk jugs, coffee cans, cardboard boxes or any other sturdy container. To request a sign to use on your container, please click here.
*Please note that homemade containers will not be returned.
How To Turn In Pop Tabs
You may drop off your Pop Tabs during business hours OR you may mail your Pop Tab collection to our House:
Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY
1100 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
House Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
*Be sure to include your name(s), school or organization name and contact information when sending your collections to ensure proper acknowledgement of your donation.