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Wasting less, made easy.

We make it easy to sustainably reuse and recycle your stuff.

Here's how it works

Collect hard-to-recycle items in your Ridwell bags

We give you bags to store your batteries, light bulbs, plastic film, and threads. These are your core categories!

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

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!

Feel great about where your stuff goes

Your stuff is recycled or reused by local 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.

Want to make a difference for the planet and your trash bill?

Find out about plastic film and how Ridwell can help you save it from the landfill!

Learn more

What our members say

"A no brainer"

Ridwell is an amazing service! It’s a no brainer to pay the reasonable cost to reduce your waste and make sure it gets to the right place.

Angela S.
south seattle

"A win for the entire community"

Your concept is exceptional. Communication fantastic. Execution perfect. And you keep coming up with great new categories to gather and donate. It’s such a win for the entire community. Thank you!

Sue B.
queen anne

"You guys are wonderful"

I think you guys are wonderful - especially the part about partnering with other groups. My stuff can go to help others rather than all just being disposed of.

Marcia H.
Shoreline

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 in Seattle sharing new ideas and making a difference one pickup at a time.

From your door to local partners,

get rid of things the right way.

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