Recycling Programs

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Since 2003, over $30,000 has been collected for RMHC Maine through Tab Top donations!

Across the state of Maine, individuals, groups, schools, and companies are working together to collect tab tops to benefit RMHC Maine. The tab top program invites people of all ages to collect aluminum tabs from cans. When we receive tab top donations, the tabs are recycled and turned into a monetary donation to RMHC Maine. Annually, these tabs help generate thousands of dollars to ensure that we can continue to provide a “home-away-from-home” for families all year long! Thanks to the generosity of all our supporters who pull tabs all year long!


4 in x 8 in wrap to attach to recycled containers such as a 5-gallon bucket or coffee can.

Tab Top House – Follow the instructions shown.

Tab Top Poster

Education Guide – Fun activities and exercises for students.

How you can get involved

Tab Top Jar1. Find a Container

Collect tabs in bottles, boxes, or other creative containers. Feel free to print off one of the above labels to attach to your container!

2. Start Collecting

Gather all your aluminum tab tops from your soda, soup, tennis cans, pet food, and anything else you can think of, and ask family, friends, community organizations, or local restaurants for help too!

3. Turn in your tabs

Drop off your tabs at either of our Houses in Bangor or Portland, or one of our recycling partners. You can also visit your local recycling center, and send us a check for the amount.

Drop Off Locations

Portland House                   Bangor House
250 Brackett Street                 654 State Street
Portland, Maine                     Bangor Maine
Monday – Friday  | 9 AM – 9 PM              Monday – Friday  | 9 AM – 9 PM

Schnitzer Steel, Kennebec Metal Recycling, Rowland’s Recycling, and other businesses have generously agreed to become drop-off locations for our Tab Top Program.
If you have been collecting tabs, but don’t live near our Portland or Bangor House, feel free to stop by the below locations and let them know you’ll be donating the proceeds to RMHC Maine.

2244 Portland Rd
Arundel, ME 04046

Schnitzer Auburn
522 Washington St
N Auburn, ME 04210

2630 N Bangor Rd
Bangor, ME 04401

Berwick Iron and Metal Recycling
106 Route 236
Bewick, ME 03901

208 Limestone St
Caribou, ME 04736

Lincoln McDonald’s
23 Goding Ave
Lincoln, Maine 04457

25 Ayer St
Oakland, ME 04963

Corey Recycling
494 Brewer Lake Rd
Orrington, ME 04474

Schnitzer Portland
568 Riverside St
Portland, ME 04103

Kennebec Metal Recycling
14 Brown St
Skowhegan, ME 04976

Rowland’s Recycling
11 Rp Rd
Steuben, ME 04680

MSR Recycling LLC
88 Verti Dr
Winslow, ME 04901

Rowland’s Recycling

Questions about the Tab Top Program? Email Lauren Genenbacher, Community Engagement Manager, or call 207-942-9003.