Pop Tab Collection Program

Little things can make a big difference. You can help support the Ronald McDonald House of South Florida by collecting the little tabs you pull to open soda, soup or other aluminum cans. Since the start of the Pop Tab program in 2005, almost $30,000 has been raised on this program in continue to raise funds for both of our House’s expenses.

Many groups such as schools, corporations, clubs and communities participate in this program and it’s a simple way to make a big difference. Collecting pop tabs is a great program that benefits the Ronald McDonald House families and is easy to organize.

This year we are making a change to the Pop Tab program by discontinuing the Tab-A-Thon contest however we encourage you to continue to collect Pop Tabs as a means of raising funds to help keep families together.

Organizing Your Pop Tab Collection

It is easy to start collecting, whether you are collecting by yourself or with a group!

Make your Pop Tab Container. You can use all different materials to make you pop tab container. Some recommendations include larger plastic bottles, large coffee containers, or plastic buckets. Use our template to wrap it up or make your own! You can also request small or large Ronald McDonald Houses by emailing us today!

Every penny helps families staying at Ronald McDonald House of South Florida! 


Collection Tips


Be sure to communicate with your friends, family, and co-workers! Let them know why you are collecting and what Ronald McDonald House of South Florida does. Share posts on social media using #PopTabRMHCSFL and #RMHCSFL to remind your followers to share their pop tabs with you or start their own collection!


Hanging up flyers and decorating your collection containers can help catch people’s eyes! Be clear that it’s going to help a good cause! You can use our templates or make your own!

Reminder: Best decorated containers will be featured on our website!

Schedule a Speaker

Schedule a speaker to come in and talk about Ronald McDonald House of South Florida, what we do, and the pop tab program. It can help energize and excite students and co-workers


Fun Facts

  • Aluminum tabs are cleaner and easier to store and transport than the rest of the can.
  • There are about 1,200 pull tabs in a pound.
  • There are approximately 63,360 pull tabs (placed end to end) in a mile.
  • The Sears Tower is 1,454 feet tall…or 17,448 pull tabs tall.
  • It takes approximately 29 pounds of pull tabs to cover the cost of a one night stay for a family.
  • It takes approximately 120 pounds of pull tabs to equal the cost of one day’s electricity for the House.
  • It takes approximately 6,500 pounds of pull tabs to equal the cost of one day’s operating   expenses for both Houses.
  • In 2015 the Ronald McDonald Houses of Miami and Fort Lauderdale raised almost $6,000 (that was over 17.3 million tabs)

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Where can I take the pop tabs?

Please bring your tabs to one of our two Houses for recycling any day between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. You can also take them to the closest McDonald’s restaurant but call the restaurant ahead of time and please make sure one of the Houses acknowledge your donation. If it’s more convenient, you may take them to your nearest recycler and have them issue us a check. If you have questions about recycling for RMHC of South Florida, please contact us at info@rmhcsouthflorida.org/dev/

Ronald McDonald House Miami
1145 NW 14 Terrace, Miami FL 333136

Ronald McDonald House of Fort Lauderdale
15 S.E. 15th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316


Broward County

Capital Scrap Metal

1610 N Powerline Rd., Pompano Beach, FL 33069

(954) 972-1111

Miami-Dade County

Triangle Scrap Metals

3101 NW North River Drive, Miami, FL 33142

(305) 633-1929

Palm Beach County

We Buy Scrap

1141 Old Okeechobee Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


South Miami Dade & Monroe County

All Grade Metal Recycling

26231 South Dixie Hwy., Homestead, FL 33032

(305) 258-2987

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Download Pop up Flyer

Cartridge and Cell Phone Recycling ProgramThis new Ronald McDonald House Charities© recycling program is a great solution to keep empty printer cartridges and used cell phones out of our landfills while helping out a great cause. This program is 100% free and simple to manage.When registering your company, home or business, remember to select Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida when signing up, then the donation can be sent to us.The more supporters the more we will earn funds!

Register your office, business or company today here