What is the can recycling program?

The can recycling program is a fun and easy way to become involved with the Knoxville Ronald McDonald House. Individuals, corporations, schools, and organizations can all take part in recycling and raising money for the House.

How do I participate in the can recycling program?

Collect pop tabs & aluminum drink cans. Sorry, we cannot accept food cans (soup, tuna, etc.).

  • Drop off bags of cans at the House or have the cans recycled yourself and send the money to the House.
  • If mailing a donation, please note the individual or group collecting the cans and provide a contact’s mailing address so that we may acknowledge your gift.

Make checks payable: Ronald McDonald House, 1705 West Clinch Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916

  • During 2019, over $3,000 was raised which covers the stay for 400 families! So you see, when we “pull” together, we can make a difference!

What about pop tabs?

Yes, we can accept them, but it only takes 36 cans to equal a pound while it takes 1,250 tabs! That’s why we prefer receiving the entire can.

Pop Tab Measurement Equivalents

1 inch = 1 pop tab
1 foot = 12 pop tabs
1 meter = 40 pop tabs
1 lb = 1,267 pop tabs
1 km = 40,000 pop tabs
1 mile = 63,360 pop tabs


Call the House at 865-637-7475