Pop Tab Collection Program

Like many Ronald McDonald Houses, Tallahassee’s House works with a local recycling plant to receive money for collecting tabs from aluminum cans – including those from soda, vegetables, soup and pet food cans.  Tabs can be delivered to the House located at 712 East 7th Avenue on any day of the week between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Money collected from the tabs is used directly for our program services.  The greater the number of pounds collected, the more money per pound we receive.

In case you are curious, we collect tabs because there is more concentrated aluminum in the tabs than in the rest of the can.

Pop Tab Fun Facts

  • The Ronald McDonald House Pop Tab Collection Program was established in 1987 by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Ronald McDonald House community.
  • To date, more than 400 million pop tabs have been collected, generating more than $4 million.
  • The ring-pull can was invented in 1962.
  • The pop tab was invented by Ermal Fraze in Kettering, Ohio.

Pop Tab Measurement Equivalents

1 inch = 1 pop tab
1 foot = 12 pop tabs
1 yard = 36 pop tabs
1 meter = 40 pop tabs
1 kilometer = 40,000 pop tabs
1 mile = 63,360 pop tabs
16.75 miles = 1,000,000 pop tabs
1 pound = 1,267 pop tabs
1 ton = 2,534,000 pop tabs