Pop Tab Recycling Program

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About the Program

Are you looking for a simple way to help families in need? Look no further! Since 2001, communities across Alabama have made a huge impact through tiny pop tabs! Schools, families, and businesses alike collect pop tabs throughout the year and donate them to our House. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama partners with Brother’s Recycling to receive funds based on the going rate per pound of aluminum recycled. These funds are used to support the mission of the House, which can include things like utility bills and supplies that our families need.

Anyone can collect pop tabs, and that’s what makes this program so great! It’s an easy way to help the families who call RMHCA home, and we hope you’ll think of them whenever you recycle a pop tab.

We currently raise an average of $15,000 a year from recycling pop tabs! With your help, we can reach our goal of $20,000 each year!

How do I get started?

  1. Grab a container to store your pop tabs in! We suggest Ziploc bags, paper bags, or boxes/bins. Please avoid soda bottles, jars, milk jugs, and plastic grocery bags.
  2. Collect your pop tabs! We accept pop tabs from any kind of aluminum can, not just soda cans. Only tabs accepted, not the actual can.
  3. Drop off your pop tabs! We accept pop tabs 24/7 throughout the year. You may drop them off:
    • At our front desk (No appointment needed)
    • In the Pop Tab House (Located outside our front door)
    • By mail (Address: 1700 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233)
    • At a Pop Tab Party (Next year’s dates will be announced in early 2020)

Want to support this program?

T-shirts are now available! For a donation of $15, click here for more details.

Pop Tab Pandemonium

Pop Tab Pandemonium is a school-based contest held each year throughout Alabama. Participating schools collect pop tabs throughout the school year and donate them to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. This is a great way to teach kids about recycling and giving back, while they have fun competing against other schools in hopes of being declared the winner! Congratulations to our 2018-2019 winner, Holy Cross Episcopal School!

Look to see our list of current, registered 2019-2020 Pop Tab Pandemonium Schools!


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Pop Tab Recycling Resources

Have Questions?

Contact Alice Taylor, Volunteer Coordinator