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Pull Together

Collect aluminum pull tabs to support children and families

RMHC of the Capital Region collects aluminum pull tabs and metal bottle caps which we recycle to raise funds for our mission. Supporters and friends of all ages can pull together to help children and families!

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What is a pull tab?

A pull tab is the piece of metal that opens aluminum cans. Like the can, the pull tab can be recycled and redeemed for cash. It is a small yet valuable item!

Why collect pull tabs?

Collecting pull tabs and metal bottle caps makes it easy to recycle and help RMHC of the Capital Region at the same time! We work with a local recycler to redeem pull tabs for money that helps us provide services for families with seriously ill or injured children. You can collect pull tabs on your own at home, or collect them with a group at school, at work, or anywhere else you can think of! Thousands of dollars are raised each year when people Pull Together!

How much is a pull tab worth?

The amount of money we receive when we recycle pull tabs and bottle caps is determined by the total weight of the tabs we redeem and the current redemption value. All funds raised from our recycling efforts support the children and families served by RMHC-CR.

Why not collect the whole can?

Pull tabs are easy to remove and store, and they’re much cleaner to collect than empty cans. Plus, with pull tabs we can handle large volumes of donations with much less storage space.

Where can I find more pull tabs?

Collect pull tabs and metal bottle caps from soda cans, soup cans, pet food cans, tennis ball cans, glass bottles, and anything else with a metal pull tab or bottle cap!

Fun Facts!

1 pull tab = 1 inch

12 pull tabs = 1 foot

1,267 pull tabs = 1 pound

63,360 pull tabs = 1 mile

1,000,000 pull tabs = ~790 pounds

1,578,044,160 pull tabs = 1 trip around the earth!

Please deliver your pull tabs to RMHC of the Capital Region, 139 S. Lake Avenue, Albany, NY 12208.

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