Frequently Asked Questions
- How does collecting Pop Tabs help the Ronald McDonald Houses of Orlando?
- Each pop tab is a little piece of love and when recycled, helps raise funds to support programs like the Ronald McDonald House.
- Where do I take my pop tabs once I have collected them?
- If you are participating in the 2011-2012 School Pop Tab contest, you will need to save your pop tabs until April 10, 2012. On that day you may then bring them to a participating Recycling Center.
- Does my school need to register in order to participate in the 2011-2012 School Pop Tab Contest?
- No, it is not required that schools register, however we recommend that you do. You may register online by completing the Pop Tab Registration form and faxing it to: 407-581-0434.
- When is the School Pop Tab Contest Recycle Day for 2012?
- Tuesday, April 10, 2012
- Where do I take my pop tabs on Recycle Day (April 10, 2012)?
- You may take them to a participating Recycling Center (List of centers will be released shortly)
- I am not a school, where can I take my pop tabs?
- The beauty of the Pop Tab program is that it engages the entire community. We encourage you to get involved by connecting with a nearby school participating in the Pop Tabs contest. To obtain a list of schools that are participating, please contact our coordinator, Shelley Butler at email@example.com.
- What is the value of a pop tab?
- The value of pop tabs varies daily. Please check your local recycling center for the most current rates.
- How much has the Pop Tab program raised so far?
- Since 1996, the program has collected over 80 tons of pop tabs and raised over $120,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida and its cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House.
- Why only the pop tab and not the entire can?
- Aluminum cans are more voluminous by weight than just the tabs making them easier to collect and transport.
- When aluminum cans are collected invariably ‘tin cans’ get mixed in. Tin does not mix well with aluminum when it is recycled.
- Tabs are cleaner than the entire can which may still contain left over liquids.
|1 inch = 1 pop tab||80 tabs = 1 ounce|
|1 foot = 12 pop tabs||1, 280 tabs = 16 ounces|
|1 meter = 40 pop tabs||1, 280 tabs = 1 pound||= $.60|
|1 lb = 1,280 pop tabs||12,800 tabs = 10 pounds||= $6.00|
|1 km = 40,000 pop tabs||128,000 tabs = 100 pounds||= $60.00|
|1 mile = 63,360 pop tabs||1,280,000 tabs = 1,000 pounds||= $600.00|