Pull Together Program


RMHC® of the Capital Region collects aluminum pull tabs and metal bottle caps and recycles them to raise funds that support our mission.

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 Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region (RMHC-CR) 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 entire 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!


1 pull-tab = 1 inch
12 pull-tabs = 1 foot
63,360 pull-tabs = 1 mile
1,267 pull-tabs = 1 pound
1,000,000 pull-tabs = 790 pounds (approximately)
1,578,044,160 pull-tabs = 1 trip around the earth

Help spread the word with our Pull Together flyer!