Aluminum pop tabs may have some monetary value if you find a crafter or recycling center that will buy them. This is a guide about selling pop tabs.
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First problem I saw with all you collectors who would like to sell tabs is you keep putting them in milk jugs, 2 liter bottles, etc. STOP THAT! The proper way to store pull tabs is in zip locks, or boxes if you're into larger amounts. I have sold over 40 million of them to support my 3 charities.
Those who oversee larger collection drives do not have the time to shake 3,000 tabs out of a milk jug, and insurance companies may not want them using knives to cut them open. And the scrap yard is just going to turn you away. Recycle the milk jug instead.
Now, selling tabs, E-bay is where the market is, but you got to play by the buyers' rules. Take your tabs, sort them by type, and color. Remove the damaged tabs, now remove the tabs that are not aluminium (use a magnet if you're not sure). Next, it's needle-nose pliers time. Remove that annoying curly thing, it takes up 36% of the space due to the coat-hanger effect, and accounts for 4.4% of your shipping costs.
Count your tabs into 1,000 count baggies. This bag, which containes 26 cents worth of scrap aluminium, is now worth $4 to the person who needs them for arts and crafts. Colored tabs $20 per 1,000, MONSTER tabs $50 per 1,000. In every case, the buyer pays shipping.
Now, as for the curly things, they are also scrap aluminium. Dump them in the bag or box which has the damaged tabs and drop them off at McDonalds. These tabs will be recycled to allow families to remain near their hospitalized children, and you're making 15 times scrap for the tabs you sell.
By King Of Utah
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Here are questions related to Selling Pop Tabs.
Who buys pop tabs in Johannesburg, South Africa? Can I get a contact for the buyer?
By Chris S
Where can I change the pop tabs for money?
By Jailene from Miami, FL
Well, most pop tabs for money is a scam to some degree. If you saved a million pop tabs they would be worth about $350 dollars. A hundred is worth about 3 cents. That is about what a scrap dealer would pay. So collecting and storing a million of those things take up some space plus lugging them to the scrap dealer. A bit more money could be had in collecting the cans and redeeming them for a nickle per can if your state has a recycling law. Or saving the cans and selling them to a scrap metal dealer.
I have pop can tabs, like over 3,000, and am looking to sell them to some one in Ontario.
By Fabian M
I have a whole milk gallon jug, filled with soda tabs and I was wondering if anyone knows where I could recycle them for cash? I'm from Anaheim, California.
By Jesus A.
Sell them on Ebay, you'll make more than selling them to a recycling center, people use them to make bags and belts.
Is the pull tab recycling project still active?
By DumisaC from Centurion
How much will I get with a 2 litre container filled with can tabs? Where can I exchange them for money in Johannesburg, South Africa?
Donate them too charity, schools, churches etc. I saved 11.5lbs in the states (yes 11.5lbs) I received a grand total of 5.50 USD$ I was told that charities get more for them at a better rate.
Where can I sell can pull tabs?
By spokes h from Johannesburg, SA
You can sell them at a place that recycles scrap metal, if there is such a dealer in your area. Their value is for the scrap aluminum that they are made of. It is hardly worth the effort. I believe some charities collect them, and then manage to make some money out of it. You would be far better off collecting the whole can for recycling.
I want sell my Coke can tabs? I have six bottles of two liters tabs. Godi
It's worth checking on eBay.com to see if there is a market for selling them to people making recycled crafts.
I have bulk pop tabs but I don't know how I can sell them. I am in Johannesburg South Africa.
By Daphne B
I know it used to be stylish to make soda pop tab bracelets. You could try selling the tabs themselves online, or you could make them into bracelets or necklaces, etc. and sell the finished product. Just a thought.
I have a two litter bottle full of can tab lifters. How much can I get for them?
By Miss bee
I want to sell my pull tabs.
I need someone to tell me how to go step by step onto eBay and be successful on selling these can tops. I have no clue and I wanted it to be easy, fast, and successful. Please help.
By Monica from la Quinta, CA
I am in King Williams Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa and I wanna sell a 2 litre container full of can pull tabs, where can I sell them and how much are they worth?
By Zim B
I live in Gauteng around Honeydew and I have 2 litres full of soda can tops. I don't know where I can exchange them for cash and how much can I get for a 2 litre bottle?
By Charles from Johannesburg, SA
I am in East London. I collected about 7 bottles of pop tabs and now I don't know where to sell them.
By Vero M from East London
E-bay is your best bet. Go there and do a search for pop tabs. See what others are selling theirs for and do your similarily.