Popping the Rumors


Have you heard the rumor about why we collect pop tabs?

Rumor:Pop tabs support medical treatment of any kind including chemotherapy or dialysis.”

That’s absolutely false! Let us enlighten you with the truth:

Pop tabs support the operations of Ronald McDonald Houses across the country. They help provide a place for families to stay while they are out of town for medical treatment.

Why pop tabs?

The tab is pure aluminum while the rest of the can consists of recycled aluminum and other residue. Recycled aluminum pays a higher rate of return than just the tabs alone. However, we DO accept aluminum cans.

Where does the money go?

The money helps support the programs of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga:


Drop them off at our House 7 days a week, between 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.:

200 Central Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37403

**We prefer that you store pop tabs in sturdy garbage sacks before delivery rather than closed containers (like milk jugs).

Before you start collecting, know these few simple facts:

  • 1 pop tab is 1 inch long.
  • 1,267 pop tabs make 1 lb.
  • 1 lb. of pop tabs is sold for 27 cents.

**A package weighing 1 lb. costs more than $3.27 to mail. In other words, it’s not cost effective to mail them.

For more information, visit our website.


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