Thank you for thinking of Ronald McDonald House Houston for your pop-tab collection project! Collecting aluminum pop tabs from soup and soda cans is an easy and fun way to get your family or organization involved in supporting our mission. Everything you need to know for promotion, collection and delivery for your project is below.

boy collecting pop tabsHow the Pop Tab Program Works:

Aluminum (not plastic or steel) pop tabs may be collected then delivered to our Holcombe House location at any time of the year. Pop tabs are then stored until they are taken to a local recycling center.  Once collected, Ronald McDonald House Houston receives a donation for the aluminum which supports our daily operations costs. The donation amount varies, as it is based according to what aluminum is going for at that time. Recently, aluminum has been valued at approximately $0.35 per gallon.


How You Can Encourage Others to Participate:

Here is an informational sheet on the pop-tab program and collection that you are welcome to use for your project. Remind participants to collect aluminum tops only and encourage everyone to collect their tabs in a milk jug, shoe box or container for easy keeping. Don’t forget to let your community know the mission and vision of Ronald McDonald House Houston.

How to Deliver the Pop Tabs:

Once your project is complete and you have collected the pop tabs for donation, there are two different ways to give them to the House.

  1. Drop them off at our Holcombe House location at 1907 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030. You do not need to make an appointment, just stop by the House one day between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm.
  2. Deliver them to your local recycling center. If you live outside of the city and can’t make it to the Medical Center then feel free to drop them off at your local recycling center. They will provide you with the amount the pop tabs are worth then you can mail us a check for the donation.

Make an Even Bigger Impact:

Thank you for your enthusiasm and eagerness to assist the House and our families! If you’re looking to make an even greater impact, consider a coin drive for the House. One gallon of pennies is valued at approximately $77.71 which covers the cost of a three night stay for a family. Check out other ways you can help our families here.

Thanks for pulling for the House!