Pop-Tab Recycling Program

Did You Know? The little tab you pull to open your soda, soup or any other aluminum can makes a significant impact on Ronald McDonald House Charities of West Georgia! 

Collecting Pop Tabs is an easy and fun project for schools, clubs or other large groups, as well as individuals and families. Save your tabs in containers that are easy to open and pour the tabs back out of. Suggestions are: Zip Lock bags, coffee cans, boxes or plastic containers. 

Use your artistic talent to decorate your containers or pick up one of our cardboard pop tab houses at the Ronald McDonald House. Pop Tab houses are $1 for the small and $2 for the large. 

Tabs can be dropped off at our House any day between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Please schedule in advance if you would like a tour of the House.  Can't make it to our House for a drop off? Stop by one of the recycling centers listed below to make your donation, and a check will be mailed directly to the House on your behalf. We do NOT recommend mailing the tabs themselves, as the postage cost would outweigh the benefits. 

Reach the milestones of 250, 500, 750 or 1,000 pounds donated and receive a certificate of appreciation. Participating elementary schools have the opportunity to win an ice cream party for their entire school! 

Schnitzer Southeast - 420 10th Avenue, Columbus, GA - (706) 987-8400

Spalding Recycling - 1360 Meriwether Street, Griffin, GA - (770) 229-1404

Garrett Recycling - 236 Hines Road, Hogansville, GA (706) 883-7384

Southeastern Aluminum Recycling - 122 N. Broadway Street, Albany, GA - (229) 888-1713

Schnitzer Southeast Recycling - 1301 E. Gordon Avenue, Albany, GA - (229) 432-6255

We would like to thank Schnitzer Southeast for being our corporate partner in the Columbus area.  They guarantee the Ronald McDonald House top dollar for all aluminum recycled through this program.  Their commitment is very important to us because the funds generated through the recycling program are used to pay the annual gas, water and electricity bills of the Ronald McDonald House.  It's hard for people to believe, but funds collected through the recycling program average approximately $20,000 per year!  It's easy to see why such a small thing is so important to the Ronald McDonald House!

*  We also accept aluminum cans, so feel free to recycle those as well!

*  Bring us your old cell phones and ink cartridges, we recycle those too!

School Contest

The Ronald McDonald House hosts an annual Pop-Tab Collection Contest between elementary schools in eastern Alabama and western Georgia. The contest encourages students and their families and friends to recycle tabs for the Ronald McDonald House and rewards the school who collects the most pounds of tabs (per student ratio) with a year-end ice cream party, and a certificate of appreciation.