Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Pull Tab Collectors Disappointed

The Gazette [Gaithersburg, MD]
7 January 2009

Collectors find can tabs not worth much
Those who collect tabs for money, charity often met with disappointment

by Erin Donaghue
Staff Writer

[...] Rumors surrounding the mythical pull tab have surged in recent weeks, according to employees at the Montgomery Scrap Corporation. While they haven't heard about the dialysis machine rumor, office manager Anna Tompkins-Garcia told The Gazette that the corporation is getting an influx of calls from people who think that a gallon jug of pull tabs can be traded in for anywhere from $600 to $1,000. [...]

"I don't know if it's because of the holidays or because money has been tight for people, but all of a sudden they were just receiving this huge volume of calls," Tompkins-Garcia said. [...]