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Pop Tab Program

How It Works

Contact Us

To get started, please fill out the registration form.  Once completed, email to set up a time to pick up your collection materials at RMHC Michiana (610 N. Michigan St. Suite 310, South Bend, IN 46601).

Generate Excitement

Once you have your pop tab collection materials, it’s always a good idea to get your organization excited about participating. One popular way is to have contests or incentives for the top collectors. Participants also become very engaged once the mission of our charity is explained to them – they are benefiting families and children who are in need of their help.

Promote Your Collection Drive

In your media kit (emailed to you after your initial contact), you’ll find helpful documents to guide you in organizing and promoting your drive. It is important that each participant has a goal to reach and charting the progress of the collection drive in a visible area is a great way for participants to stay motivated. Emails, bulletin boards, handouts, posters and newsletters are all great ways to promote the program. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Pop tabs are the little aluminum tabs from soda cans, pet food, canned food, and more! When the aluminum pop tabs are recycled, the money generated from recycling the tabs is invested toward general operating needs, which ensures that the Ronald McDonald House remains open for families of sick or injured children.

McDonald’s owner/operators have the option to support RMHC, but they are not required to do so in any way.

We only collect the tabs because they are made of pure aluminum, which is much easier to recycle.

As many as you can! 1,280 pop tabs make one pound of aluminum.

Feel free to get creative with this! Tabs are often delivered to us in coffee cans, baggies, decorated boxes, or in pop tab collection houses available (in limited quantities) at RMHC Michiana.

Deliver your pop tabs directly to us at 610 N. Michigan St. Suite 310 South Bend, IN 46601 or take them to your local recycling center and send us the check.