Family putting hard-to-recycle items into Ridwell bin

Wasting less, made easy.

Don’t worry about your waste. Sustainably reuse and recycle your stuff with Ridwell.

See if we’re in your neighborhood.

Here's how it works

Ridwell bin and bags for plastic film, light bulbs, threads, and batteries

Collect hard-to-recycle items in your Ridwell bags

We give you bags to store your regular categories like plastic film, batteries, light bulbs, threads and more!

These are things we dispose of every day without a good recycling or reuse solution.

Woman putting plastic film bag into Ridwell bin

Easy pickups from your front door

You don't have to take your bin to the curb. We come to your front door to make sure your stuff finds a new home.

We come to your neighborhood every two weeks, just let us know when you have stuff!

Family enjoying the convenience of Ridwell

Feel great about where your stuff goes

Your stuff is recycled or reused by our vetted partners dedicated to wasting less.

Together, Ridwell members save tons from the landfill every year to support our community, keep our oceans clean and build a brighter future.

What our members say

"Love, love, love"

I absolutely love, love, love being able to recycle items that otherwise would be thrown into the trash and end up in a landfill! I am amazed at how few things are now going into their trash bin. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to feel responsible and virtuous!

Teri J.

"Makes it easy"

Keeping household waste out of our landfill requires knowledge, time, and effort. Ridwell's collection services make it easy to recycle and pass along items we no longer need. Welcome to Portland!

Lisa T

“Worthy, local causes”

I love that I am simultaneously getting rid of things in my home in a sustainable, earth friendly way, and also donating to worthy, local causes that I support.

Marcy W.
Smiling child holding Ridwell bag

Our story

We began with a father and son trying to do the right thing with dead batteries and seeing how hard it was.

On just nights and weekends, they offered pickups to their neighbors to help those around them waste less.

This turned into Ridwell, a large community of people sharing new ideas and making a difference one pickup at a time.

From your door to local partners, get rid of hard-to-recycle things the easy way.

Media mentions

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