Pop Tabs


Little things can mean a lot!

Since 2000, recycling little aluminum tabs on the tops of soda cans has generated over $360,000 for the Ronald McDonald House.

Revenue from recycling these little bits of aluminum helps us keep families close to the resources they need to thrive. Saving pop tabs is easy! They’re compact, with a high concentration of recyclable aluminum.

Our Official Collection Sites

Thank you to Great Clips and First Federal Bank for being our official collection sites of Pop Tabs to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin, Inc.

 

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Pop Tabs can be dropped off at all Great Clips locations and all four First Federal Bank locations in the Greater Milwaukee Area:

Bay View Office
3974 S. Howell Ave. Milwaukee, 53207
Waukesha-East Office
1617 E. Racine Ave. Waukesha, 53186
Brookfield Office
1360 St. Moorland Rd. Brookfield, 53005
Waukesha-West Office
1801 Summit Ave. Waukesha, 53188

For an accessible version of either of these documents, please email us at info@rmhc-easternwi.org

Thank you for Pulling Together for the Ronald McDonald House!

Congratulations to our community for collecting over 9 million pop tabs in 2019! Thank you to our hosts and recycling sponsors, United Milwaukee Scrap, Schulz’s Recycling, Inc. and Midwest Forman Recycling for graciously rounding up the market price as a donation and thanks to everyone who collected pop tabs and supported this annual event!

How to get started:

1. Place a collection container in a central location at home, work, or school. Pop tab collection houses are available for pick up at the Ronald McDonald House (we suggest a donation of 50 cents per small house and $3 per large house). You can also be creative with your containers by using an ice cream bucket, large pretzel bin, etc. Make your own container labels or print out our official Pop Tab collection labels.

2. When your collection container is full you have several options:

  • Plan to attend Tab Toss Day on Saturday, May 23, 2020.
  • Drop off your tabs at any Great Clips location in the Greater Milwaukee Area.
  • Drop your tabs off at the Ronald McDonald House on Watertown Plank Road in Wauwatosa, any day between 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Take the pop tabs to your local recycling center and have the check made out to Ronald McDonald House Charities and mail it to 8948 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226.

Girl Scout Patch Program

Even the youngest daisy troop member can make the world a better place. Please collect pop tabs and donate them to the Ronald McDonald House. It’s easy and clean, unlike empty cans, they don’t need to be rinsed.

Patches generously donated by Schweizer Emblem

Pop Tab Revenue History

  • 2018 – $32,992
  • 2017 – $48,070
  • 2016 – $31,186
  • 2015 – $33,162
  • 2014 – $27,659
  • 2013 – $29,750
  • 2012 – $26,200
  • 2011 – $24,506
  • 2010 – $26,171
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