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concerned ecofriend

Huntington, WV

#1 Jan 28, 2011
Do people still collect soda tabs? If so where can you turn them in? Just wondering because I have over 300 thousand.
hmm

Brea, CA

#2 Jan 28, 2011
concerned ecofriend wrote:
Do people still collect soda tabs? If so where can you turn them in? Just wondering because I have over 300 thousand.
Pretty sure the Ronald McDonald House accepts them.
concerned ecofriend

Huntington, WV

#3 Jan 28, 2011
hmm wrote:
<quoted text>Pretty sure the Ronald McDonald House accepts them.
Thanks alot!!!

Since: Jan 11

Huntington, WV

#4 Jan 29, 2011
My grandmother has a friend who turns them in to a church.
Recycle

Bowling Green, KY

#5 Jan 29, 2011
I believe most schools collect them for the Ronald McDonald house, at least my sons elementary school does.
Wondering

Huntington, WV

#6 Jan 31, 2011
I'm collecting them for a church as a community project. If interested, I'd take them off your hands if you live close or a set meeting spot.
Thanks for any help you could give.
What r they for

Huntington, WV

#7 Jan 31, 2011
Wondering wrote:
I'm collecting them for a church as a community project. If interested, I'd take them off your hands if you live close or a set meeting spot.
Thanks for any help you could give.
I use to collect them....had about nine large coffee cans filled. Until a good friend told me that's they are useless. So I looked online at the time and couldn't find any info that they were worth anything. This was about two years ago. Frustrated after collecting them for such a long time, I threw cans and all in the trash.

Are they actually worth something? What does your church do with the donated tops? Because I'd start saving them again to donate....there's so many pop drinkers in this house it shouldn't taken long to start a good collection.
What r they for

Huntington, WV

#8 Jan 31, 2011
Ok just looked this up. It's a rumor, but such a rumor that everyone believed for years, that a select few charities decided to start a place for donation like the Ronald McDonald house, how ever they hardly have any value.
1 pop tab is approximately 1 inch long
1,267 pop tabs make 1 pound
1 pound of aluminum can be sold for approximately 40
http://www.snopes.com/business/redeem/pulltab...
After looking this up, it's kind of depressing to think about how little these tops are worth. Whoever started this rumor all those years ago is cruel.
Wondering

Huntington, WV

#9 Jan 31, 2011
The church has the children (parents & friends) collect them throughout the year...the kids are divided into groups & they have a contest to see what group can collect the most. Then in May, all the children are recognized in church for all the tabs collected & they then take children & tabs to the Ronald McDonald House here on Huntington & they present them to the house. The staff (usually Mrs. Wilson) give the children a lil tour of the house & tells them about the house & how they recycle the tabs & the money helps offsets the cost of the house activities.
The children really get a kick out of the whole process, mowing they have helped others. The children are between 4-12yo.
Wondering

Huntington, WV

#10 Jan 31, 2011
RMH have barrels of tabs that they take appr 10-14 days & the money they get from them offsets cost at house.
A lot of the families at the house are charged very little for them to stay there while their family member is in the hospital & many do not have a lot of money in the first place. So, if a family needs gas money to get back home after the member is discharged, RMH may proved them with a gas card to get them home, is 1 example what the tabs are for.
They may not be worth much to use as individuals, but there are some recycling centers that give a little more money to RMH because it is a charity.
What r they for

Huntington, WV

#11 Jan 31, 2011
Wondering wrote:
RMH have barrels of tabs that they take appr 10-14 days & the money they get from them offsets cost at house.
A lot of the families at the house are charged very little for them to stay there while their family member is in the hospital & many do not have a lot of money in the first place. So, if a family needs gas money to get back home after the member is discharged, RMH may proved them with a gas card to get them home, is 1 example what the tabs are for.
They may not be worth much to use as individuals, but there are some recycling centers that give a little more money to RMH because it is a charity.
After seeing thebactual cash value, that depressed me. Seemed more profitable for the charity to collect the whole can. But am so glad to hear that some recycling centers are paying out more than their actual worth to these charities. Guess I will start collecting them again. Got over ten 30 gallon trash bags of cans too...don't think it'll be worth much but whatever I get when I turn them in, would be worth to drop off at RMH.
cmhs171

Bowling Green, KY

#12 Jan 31, 2011
I have about 5000 I've been saving for about 3 years.
Wondering

Huntington, WV

#13 Jan 31, 2011
Anyone interested in getting rid of them, I will meet in a mutual place to pickup, so I can give to the children. Amy help would be appreciated.
What r they for

Huntington, WV

#14 Jan 31, 2011
Wondering wrote:
Anyone interested in getting rid of them, I will meet in a mutual place to pickup, so I can give to the children. Amy help would be appreciated.
I threw all mine out after finding out it was a scam, before realizing RMH takes them. I'll start saving again, once I have a reasonable amount, I'll post to give them to someone....
An Education

AOL

#15 Jan 31, 2011
What r they for wrote:
<quoted text>
I threw all mine out after finding out it was a scam, before realizing RMH takes them. I'll start saving again, once I have a reasonable amount, I'll post to give them to someone....
Please don't give them to anyone on this website because some may say they are giving them to a church and actually turn them in for money. Yes it may be a little amount but worth it since there wasn't work involved for them. You could take them to the Ronald McDonald house yourself or to a local school, or Boy or girl scout troop.
Wondering

Huntington, WV

#16 Feb 1, 2011
An Education wrote:
<quoted text>
Please don't give them to anyone on this website because some may say they are giving them to a church and actually turn them in for money. Yes it may be a little amount but worth it since there wasn't work involved for them. You could take them to the Ronald McDonald house yourself or to a local school, or Boy or girl scout troop.
I am giving them to a local church & in May we take the kids & tabs collected to RMH. Do you want to go with us so that you know it's not a scam? In May, I'll post when you can meet us, so you can rest easy knowing they are going for what I say they're going for.
recycler

United States

#17 Mar 11, 2012
What r they for wrote:
<quoted text>
I use to collect them....had about nine large coffee cans filled. Until a good friend told me that's they are useless. So I looked online at the time and couldn't find any info that they were worth anything. This was about two years ago. Frustrated after collecting them for such a long time, I threw cans and all in the trash.
Are they actually worth something? What does your church do with the donated tops? Because I'd start saving them again to donate....there's so many pop drinkers in this house it shouldn't taken long to start a good collection.
i know this response is completely late but recycling cans tabs and all are worth it prices go up and down save them. cause when the price is up and u cash in it'l b worth it ecspecially if there are a lot of can drinkers, just get a separate trash can just for recycled aluminum. it'l help ur trash can and the environment. save them for a vacation or a college fund.
ronald

United States

#18 Mar 11, 2012
The Ronald McDonald house in huntington makes several thousand $$ a year off of them. Please, save them. That is an excellent charity, well run and helps many families.
ronald

United States

#19 Mar 11, 2012
cans

Point Pleasant, WV

#20 Mar 27, 2012
What r they for wrote:
Ok just looked this up. It's a rumor, but such a rumor that everyone believed for years, that a select few charities decided to start a place for donation like the Ronald McDonald house, how ever they hardly have any value.
1 pop tab is approximately 1 inch long
1,267 pop tabs make 1 pound
1 pound of aluminum can be sold for approximately 40
http://www.snopes.com/business/redeem/pulltab...
After looking this up, it's kind of depressing to think about how little these tops are worth. Whoever started this rumor all those years ago is cruel.
West columbia recycling yard is paying .55 a lb thats better than .40

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