Pop Tab Collection

Let's Make Something Ordinary EXTRAORDINARY!


The Story of Pop Tabs

It’s not just an urban myth; the Ronald McDonald House really does collect the aluminum pop tabs from cans. We are able to generate thousands of dollars from our pop tab collection program every year and that helps us keep the lights on! That’s important for our House, which is open 24 hours/day, 365 days a year. And it wouldn’t be would possible without the amazing support of children and adults who faithfully collect the tabs. It’s an easy way to do something good and make a difference in the life of a seriously ill child. Why not get your school, workplace or community organization to collect them with you? For more information, email Maranda Gammage.

How can I collect my tabs? 

Grab a clean container and start collecting your tabs! It could be a plastic bag, a jar, a bucket, or whatever else you have around. Here are some printable labels for your pop tab container if you want to look super official:

8.5 x 11″ Pop Tab Program Container Label  or  5.5 x 8.5″ Pop Tab Program Container Labels (two on a page)

Where can I donate tabs?

Pop tabs can be dropped off to Ronald McDonald House at 711 E. Livingston Avenue at the front desk.

Can I donate other items with aluminum?

Yes! You can now also donate your pop tabs – or any item with aluminum such as appliancesdirectly to Research Alloys at 110 N Sylvan Ave, Columbus, OH 43204! Be sure to tell the associate who collects your item(s) that the proceeds are to go to the Ronald McDonald House.

Not in the Columbus area? You can take your pop tabs to your local recycle facility. Once your contribution is weighed, simply ask for a check to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio and send that to the same address as above. When we deposit the check, we’ll send you or your organization a note of thanks back in the mail!

Join us for Pop Tab Donation Day at the First Food Truck Friday, June 4 at lunchtime!

Have your school, workplace, business, or organization collect pop tabs, then drop them off between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Ronald McDonald House and enjoy lunch from one of the food trucks! The food trucks give a portion of sales to RMHC of Central Ohio during the event. Representatives from Research Alloy will also be on hand to answer questions about other items that have aluminum that can be dropped off at Research Alloy with proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House! Click here to see details of this event in our webpage calendar.