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 container 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. Want a container for your school, job, church, or organization and need a container? Stop by our Portland or Bangor House, and we’ll provide one for you!

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 organization, 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

Other Locations Across the State

Schnizter Auburn             Schnitzer Portland
522 Washington St                    568 Riverside St
N, Auburn, ME 04210                Portland, ME 04103

Kennebec Metal Recycling        Rowland’s Recycling
14 Brown St                                11 Rp Rd
Skowhegan, Maine 04976             Steuben, Maine 04680

Schnitzer Steel, Kennebec Metal Recycling, and Rowland’s Recycling 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 either location and let them know you’ll be donating the proceeds to RMHC Maine.

Rowland’s Recycling

Questions about the Tab Top Program? Email Rachael Severance, Marketing Coordinator, or call 207-942-9003.