Pop-Tab Recycling Program
Did you know that the little tab you pull to open you can of soda can make a significant impact on fundraising for the Ronald McDonald House? The whole aluminum can is valuable, but this small metal tab is like a gold nugget to our charity. It is easily removed from the can and it is clean, ecological and non-competitive with other recycling programs. And better yet, when the tab is recycled, it generates cash for the Ronald McDonald House!
Once pop-tabs are collected, they can either be delivered to the Ronald McDonald House to be weighed and recorded or they can be taken directly to one of our recycling partners who are listed below:
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 $22,000 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!
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, courtesy of Premium Ice Cream and a certificate of appreciation.
The 2012-13 contest ended April 19, 2013 and the winning schools were:
PRIVATE SCHOOL DIVISION: 30th AVENUE PRE-SCHOOL, Columbus, GA. They had 93 lbs of tabs, giving them a ratio of tabs per student of 99%.
PUBLIC SCHOOL DIVISION: PHILADELPHIA BAPTIST KINDERGARTEN, Columbus, GA. They had 350 lbs of tabs, giving them a ratio of tabs per student of 254%.
We appreciate the continual enthusiasm the faculty, staff, students and families have for our Pop Tab Program and are grateful for their support! CONGRATULATIONS to our winners!
The school year is nearly over but let's get a head start on next year! Keep saving your pop tabs, whole cans, printer ink cartridges and used cell phones to donate to the Ronald McDonald House!
Click the attachment below to read the latest Spring 2013 Pop Tab Newsletter, "Popping News" and keep pulling those pop tabs!