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Selling Pop Tabs

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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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By 17 found this helpful
August 12, 2013

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.

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April 13, 20170 found this helpful

Unless you have thousands of them, can tabs have very little value. If you have enough tabs they can be sold by weight for their value as aluminum. This is a guide about price for recycling can tabs.

A pile of pop can tabs.

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July 23, 20135 found this helpful

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?

By Refeletse

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April 28, 20170 found this helpful

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By 1 found this helpful
February 26, 2016

I live in east Los Angeles, California. My husband, for quite some time now, has been saving the soda tabs because he found out they are worth money. Where can I exchange them for cash?

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October 4, 20160 found this helpful

Where can I buy pop can tabs?

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July 12, 20131 found this helpful

I want sell my Coke can tabs? I have six bottles of two liters tabs.

Godi

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July 18, 20130 found this helpful

It's worth checking on eBay.com to see if there is a market for selling them to people making recycled crafts.

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October 23, 20130 found this helpful

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

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March 24, 20170 found this helpful

ebay

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By 0 found this helpful
April 25, 2016

Where in Interlachen, Florida can I sell my pop tabs?

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December 30, 20160 found this helpful

I buy the tabs for $1.00 per hundred and I'm in Leesburg, fl

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January 19, 20150 found this helpful

I have an unknown number of cans, and I would like to know is it worth the trouble of removing the tabs and selling them separately, and where in Lake City, Florida? Would I sell them for top dollar, if they're worth more than just scrapping the whole cans?

By Danielle D.

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April 6, 20170 found this helpful

I have about 15 lbs of beer and pop tabs,any body interested, I live in Wisconsin

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January 18, 20150 found this helpful

Where in southern California, Riverside county can I cash in tabs?

By Janis T.

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February 24, 20170 found this helpful

What's the name of the recycling center and how much did they pay you for the tabs? I work in Montclair off of Holt & Indian Hill.. Thanks!

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January 2, 20140 found this helpful

Where can I sell can tops in Orlando, Florida beside a recycling center? Do hospitals buy them?

By Grace

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January 18, 20160 found this helpful

I buy beer and pop can tabs and will pay half a penny a piece (i.e., 1,000 tabs = $5). Ship them (at your expense by the least costly method) to me. For more information and shipping address, contact wordswork@telus.net.

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May 13, 20140 found this helpful

Where can I sell pop tabs in Limpopo? How much can I get for almost eight liters?

By B . Siziba from Thabazimbi, Limpopo

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February 21, 20170 found this helpful

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March 27, 20140 found this helpful

Where can I sell the pop can because the collection is now to much for me.

By Wellman from JHB Berea

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March 30, 20140 found this helpful

You can get the recycling value from the aluminum at any metal recycler. It won't be more than just recycling the whole can though. As for selling just the tabs, sometimes people want them on eBay for crafting purposes.

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January 27, 20140 found this helpful

I live in Cape Town and I'd like to know where exactly can I take my metal pop tabs for sale?

By X Rumbu from Cape Town, SA

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January 18, 20160 found this helpful

I buy beer and pop can tabs and will pay half a penny a piece (i.e., 1,000 tabs = $5). Ship them (at your expense by the least costly method) to me. For more information and shipping address, contact wordswork@telus.net.

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January 14, 20140 found this helpful

Where in Albuquerque New Mexico can I sell my soda/beer tabs?

By dra

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January 18, 20160 found this helpful

I buy beer and pop can tabs and will pay half a penny a piece (i.e., 1,000 tabs = $5). Ship them (at your expense by the least costly method) to me. For more information and shipping address, contact wordswork at telus.net.

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September 19, 20130 found this helpful

I have a two litter bottle full of can tab lifters. How much can I get for them?

By Miss bee

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January 18, 20160 found this helpful

I buy beer and pop can tabs and will pay half a penny a piece (i.e., 1,000 tabs = $5). Ship them (at your expense by the least costly method) to me. For more information and shipping address, contact wordswork@telus.net.

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By 0 found this helpful
August 11, 2013

I have bulk pop tabs but I don't know how I can sell them. I am in Johannesburg South Africa.

By Daphne B

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January 18, 20160 found this helpful

I buy beer and pop can tabs and will pay half a penny a piece (i.e., 1,000 tabs = $5). Ship them (at your expense by the least costly method) to me. For more information and shipping address, contact wordswork@telus.net.

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August 1, 2013

Where can I sell can pull tabs?

By spokes h from Johannesburg, SA

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January 18, 20160 found this helpful

I buy beer and pop can tabs and will pay half a penny a piece (i.e., 1,000 tabs = $5). Ship them (at your expense by the least costly method) to me. For more information and shipping address, contact wordswork@telus.net.

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June 28, 20130 found this helpful

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.

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January 18, 20160 found this helpful

I buy beer and pop can tabs and will pay half a penny a piece (i.e., 1,000 tabs = $5). Ship them (at your expense by the least costly method) to me. For more information and shipping address, contact wordswork@telus.net.

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June 14, 20130 found this helpful

I have pop can tabs, like over 3,000, and am looking to sell them to some one in Ontario.

By Fabian M

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January 18, 20160 found this helpful

I buy beer and pop can tabs and will pay half a penny a piece (i.e., 1,000 tabs = $5). Ship them (at your expense by the least costly method) to me. For more information and shipping address, contact wordswork@telus.net.

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By 0 found this helpful
October 24, 2010

Where can I change the pop tabs for money?

By Jailene from Miami, FL

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January 18, 20160 found this helpful

I buy beer and pop can tabs and will pay half a penny a piece (i.e., 1,000 tabs = $5). Ship them (at your expense by the least costly method) to me. For more information and shipping address, contact wordswork@telus.net.

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January 9, 2016

How can I sell my aluminum can tabs? I have over 5000 tabs.

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January 18, 20160 found this helpful

Check your local yellow pages for businesses who buy scrap metal. Just look up Scrap metal or Recycling centers and they will tell you how much they pay and what you will need to have to sell them. Some places need a permit and a photo ID, depending on the laws of your state.

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By 0 found this helpful
August 29, 2015

Where in New Mexico can I sell my Coke can tabs?

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August 30, 20150 found this helpful

Last I read a year or so ago, the tabs were selling for $5-$6 per 1000. You can try EBay, your local recyclers, or crafts stores. Seems like alot of work for too little return.

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January 17, 20140 found this helpful

Where can I sell Coke tabs in Phalaborwa or Tzaneen in Limpopo?

By Leon N.

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January 18, 20160 found this helpful

I buy beer and pop can tabs and will pay half a penny a piece (i.e., 1,000 tabs = $5). Ship them (at your expense by the least costly method) to me. For more information and shipping address, contact wordswork@telus.net.

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By 0 found this helpful
November 20, 2013

Where can we can sell pops tabs in South Africa? It's been a year that I have been trying to find the place to sell them.


Thanks

By B Nkomo

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January 18, 20160 found this helpful

I buy beer and pop can tabs and will pay half a penny a piece (i.e., 1,000 tabs = $5). Ship them (at your expense by the least costly method) to me. For more information and shipping address, contact wordswork@telus.net.

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October 14, 20130 found this helpful

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

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January 18, 20160 found this helpful

I buy beer and pop can tabs and will pay half a penny a piece (i.e., 1,000 tabs = $5). Ship them (at your expense by the least costly method) to me. For more information and shipping address, contact wordswork@telus.net.

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October 7, 20130 found this helpful

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

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January 18, 20160 found this helpful

I buy beer and pop can tabs and will pay half a penny a piece (i.e., 1,000 tabs = $5). Ship them (at your expense by the least costly method) to me. For more information and shipping address, contact wordswork@telus.net.

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July 15, 20130 found this helpful

Is the pull tab recycling project still active?

By DumisaC from Centurion

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January 18, 20160 found this helpful

I buy beer and pop can tabs and will pay half a penny a piece (i.e., 1,000 tabs = $5). Ship them (at your expense by the least costly method) to me. For more information and shipping address, contact wordswork@telus.net.

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February 27, 20150 found this helpful

Is there a place in the Thomson, Georgia area near by that buys the taps off cans? If so what is the address of the place and the name of it?

By WM

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February 9, 20150 found this helpful

Where can I sell the tabs at in Daytona Beach Florida?

By Carol

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January 8, 20150 found this helpful

Where can I sell my pop tops in Miami?

By Ying P

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October 12, 20140 found this helpful

Where can I take soda pops in Reading, Pennsylania to turn them into cash?

By John

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October 11, 20140 found this helpful

I was told the police department gives you money for these tabs; is this true?

By John Z

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October 7, 20140 found this helpful

Where in Kentucky can I cash in my pop pull tabs for the most money?

By Sheila

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August 13, 20140 found this helpful

Where must I take my tin tabs. I am at Brakpan in GP.

By Xolile from Tsakane Ext. 11

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