Tab Top Program


How You Can Get Involved

1. Find a container

You can collect tab tops in anything! Collect your stash in bottles, boxes or other creative containers. Help us "go green" by downloading and printing a wrap for your containers. Download and print a 4 x 8 in or 8 x 14 in wrap. A limited supply of collection houses are also available through RMHC.

2. Start Collecting

Gather all your aluminum tab tops! Ask family, friends, community organizations or local restaurants for help, too.

3. Turn In Your Collection

Drop off your tabs at any of our three Ronald McDonald Houses during regular business hours, 9am-6pm, or call 314.773.1100 to set up a drop-off time.


Keys to the Heart

Don't have tabs but still want to help? Collect and donate your unused keys to one of our Houses through our Keys to the Heart Program. Click here to download a flyer about our Keys to the Heart Program. When you donate the keys you  no longer need, you open doors for families with seriously ill children.



Tab Top Pandemonium

Thank you to everyone who attended our 12th Annual Tab Top Pandemonium on Saturday, April 30, 2016! Save the date for next year's event, taking place on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why tab tops?

We collect tab tops instead of entire cans because it's more hygienic and easier to collect and store in large quantities. The tab of a soda can is made of high quality, high grade aluminum, but the entire can is still valuable; we still encourage you to recycle the rest of the can on your own!

How do tabs help?

The tabs are recycled at a local recycling center, and 100% of the total value of the aluminum collected is donated back to RMHC St. Louis.

Who can participate?

Anyone is welcome to participate in the program! Tabs are a common item for people of all ages, so it makes for an easy community service project, especially for kids.


For more information about the Tab Top Program, click hereOr, please call 314.773.1100, ext. 1210 or email  

Thank you to Didion Orf Recycling, official recycling partner of the Tab Top Program.