Where to take your can tabs and who to contact
Please don't contact Thirsty Lizards.
While we appreciate your enthusiasm and altruism, and we collect can tabs ourselves, we're just going to point you to contact the following choices:
BEST CHOICE ~ Deliver your tabs directly to the Shriners
In the Boston area...
Tabs can be dropped off at the Shriners Burns Hospital, Boston at any time, although they request that you call 617-722-3000 ext 4744 before bringing quantities in excess of 200 pounds.
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Boston
51 Blossom St.
Boston, MA 02114
In the Springfield MA area...
Tabs may be dropped off at the Shriners Hospital for Children at any time. For additional information on the Aluminum Can Tab Collection / Recycling Project, contact Ruth Rodgers at 413-736-3221.
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Springfield
516 Carew Street
Springfield, MA 01104
GOOD CHOICE ~ Contact a Shriners Temple or local chapter
If delivery to Shriners Hospital locations listed above is not practical, it's likely there is a Shriners Temple / chapter located near you. You can drop your tabs with them (or they might even come to you to collect them) and they will see they get to a Shriners Hospital. Call the Shriners toll free number (800-237-5055) to find the one closest to you or to disscuss can tab delivery options.
ANOTHER GOOD CHOICE ~ Contact our Can Tab Man
Contact our can tab man, Charles Schultz. Chaz has been collecting them for years and will work with you to get them to Shriners. Chaz is based in Connecticut. If you are, too, he might be able to meet you to collect the can tabs from you. If not, he can advise you on what to do.
Thanks for helping us to help the kids.
Shriners Hospitals for Children in Springfield and Boston have been collecting pull-tabs or “pop-tops” from beverage cans since 1989, recycling them, and putting the money toward programs that directly benefit children. Since its inception, about a half-million pounds of aluminum tabs have been collected and recycled.
Learn more here...