This initiative is good for Ronald McDonald House families, local schools, and the environment. We can all do a little to make a big difference in our community!

What is a pop tab

Pop tabs are the little aluminum tabs from all kinds of cans: soda, some pet food, canned fruits, vegetables, and more.

How do pop tabs help the Ronald McDonald House?

Once the pop tabs are collected, they are taken to be recycled in exchange for dollars, which support the children and families we serve at our Houses. Since 1996, the RMHCCF Pop Tabs program has collected over 197 tons of pop tabs and raised over $210,000 to benefit the children and families staying at the three Ronald McDonald House locations in Orlando.

2016 - 2017 Pop Tabs School Contest

We are so excited for your interest in being a part of our Pop Tab Contest! Only schools that are located in the following Central Florida counties will be eligible to participate in the contest: Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia.

Just like last year, the winning school from each county will be rewarded with a pop tabs trophy; however, only the winning school from the top three counties will be awarded the following cash prizes:

  • 1st Place Overall: $500 gift card for school supplies
  • 2nd Place Overall: $250 gift card for school supplies
  • 3rd Place Overall: $100 gift card for school supplies

Important dates:

  • March 27 2017 - Deadline to sign up
  • April 4 2017 - Bring your poptabs to a local recycling center (list will be released in spring)
  • TBD - Post Earth Day, WKMG-TV/LOCAL 6 will broadcast live from one of the winning schools

Recycle Centers

This year we have a total of nine recylce center locations. A list of the locations and their operating hours is availabel at the link below.

2016-2017 Recycle Center Locations


Please email Macy Scheer or give her a call at (407) 206-0957 ext. 114.