Please call your local Lions Club as mentioned below or drop off your collection to your closest metal recycle company and any funds raised please deposit into our bank account. We do not collect KanTabs at the Kidney Kids Office.


Our banking details are:


Kidney Kids NZ
12 3114 0046019 01

If you choose to use internet banking, please use the available reference fields to fill in your details, such as, name, phone number and add reference as KanTabs.
Make sure to contact our office at 0800 215 437 to provide us with your details, so we can send you a receipt for your donation.

Lids And Caps Collection Programme


At present there is a trial programme being held in the Hawkes Bay, which started at the beginning of this school term. It is planned to run for 12 weeks.
It is the collection of lids and caps by the children of 10 primary schools.
The lids and caps are taken to the children’s schools, where they are sorted, between plastic, aluminium etc.


The schools are being given prizes & money.


It started as an initiative from the Ministry of Environment, being concerned about all the waste in our environment. A number of businesses have come on board and donating their efforts for the trial, i.e. Foodstuffs, Plastics NZ, Waste Management, Office Max to name but a few.


Local Lions members are connected to their respective schools. Lions collect the lids / caps and deliver them to Waste Management, where they are collected & sent for processing.


The profits, are being donated to Kidney Kids.


See the link below of a recent interview with RNZ Jesses Mulligan and Sandy Botterill, Plastics NZ – (for your reference 5 minutes)






Simon Williams – Lions Club | 022 374 5829 | [email protected]

KanTabs – Lions Contacts


Please use this link to find your local Lions Club email address and then you can get in touch with them directly for drop off.



South Island – Raewyn Clearwater

Mobile: 027 559 7342


Beavertown Blenheim Lions – Tricia Dawson

Phone: 03 577 9127


Auckland and North Island drop off points:


Hillcrest Lions (North Shore) – Lynda

Phone: 09 444 6915
Mobile: 021 186 6963


Orewa Lions – Laurie

Phone: 09 426 3122


Warkworth Kowhai Lady Lions – Lois

Phone: 09 425 8482


Thames Lions – Peter Spooner

Phone: 07 889 7069


Tirau Lions Club


Bay of Plenty Lions


Lower North Island – Terry Hemmingsen

Mobile: 027 480 5834


Karori Lions – Grant Berry

Email: [email protected]


Mana Lions – Greg Koschak

Mobile: 027 250 7521


We have recently had lots of enquiries. It is only wine bottle tops with the plastic bit removed and can tabs off coke, lemonade cans etc which are accepted. Please also note that another option is that some people take their collection to a metal man themselves and deposit any funds directly into Kidney Kids account via our website.


THANK YOU for your support!

Start collecting Kantabs at your business or community organisation.


Order your Kantabs Can here


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*Please be aware you will have to organise drop off to your local Lions or Metal Recycler*


Thanks for making a real difference with your generous support, may your kindness come back to you in many wonderful ways!