Pop Tab Program
Collecting pop tabs is a great way to teach kids about philanthropy and the importance of recycling while raising funds to help children and their families at the same time. Collect Pop Tabs at home, work, school, church or in your community organization, then drop the tabs off at Ronald McDonald House® and we’ll be happy to recycle them for you. If you live out of town, you may also recycle the tabs yourself and donate the proceeds to the House.
Bring your pop tabs to us or to our recycler:
Ronald McDonald House
1011 Yale Blvd NE
Rudy’s Downtown Recycling
1224 2nd St. NW
Kids Pulling For Kids Annual Pop Tab Collection Contest
Each fall, we ask schools (K-12) across New Mexico to help “pick up the tab” by collecting pull tabs off soda cans, pet food, canned vegetables etc. and collects them at our annual Kids Pulling for Kids School Pop Tab Collection Contest.
To register for the 2019-2020 contest click button below to download the registration form.
For more information about the School Pop Tab Collection Contest, call (505) 842-8960 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018-2019 Kids Pulling For Kids Pop Tab Winners
Elementary Level: Sunset Mesa Elementary in Albuquerque with .47 pounds per student;
Middle School Level: Shepherd Lutheran School in Albuquerque with .32 pounds per student;
High School Level: McCurdy Charter School in Espanola with .25 pounds per student
Schools across New Mexico collected 1,485 pounds of tabs. The donated tabs raised $466.35, which helps offset House expenses such as laundry detergent, cleaning supplies and other consumables the families need on a daily basis.