Join your neighbors in Austin wasting less.

Ridwell makes it easy to recycle, reuse and donate the items you no longer need. You collect; we pick it up. Then, we work with local partners to put all that stuff to good use.

Interested? Share your email* and zip below.


*And, no, we won't share it with anyone else.

Get to know Ridwell

We believe small actions still matter

Our Story

Ridwell was started by a dad and his son on a mission to dispose of stuff responsibly. (Turns out, that's no small feat!)

Today, we're a community-based service that helps people waste less by collecting items they no longer need.

Ridwell Founder Ryan and his son Owen standing with a pile of bags to recycle

How it works

Our members receive a Ridwell bin and clearly marked bags for collecting their used items. Bins and overflow bags are picked up bi-weekly.

What exactly do we take? Ridwell focuses on items not generally accepted curbside like plastic bags and film, batteries*, lightbulbs, and threads (like shoes and clothes).

There's also a featured category that rotates every two weeks. It might be eyeglasses one week and bike tires a few weeks later. And, yes, we'll let you know in advance!

* Availability varies by neighborhood

A Ridwell plastic film bag being placed into a Ridwell bin

Our Austin Partners

To bring our service full circle, we work with local and regional partners to find an appropriate place to recycle, upcycle, or donate the items we collect.

Our friends at Austin Creative Reuse, Austin Humane Society, and Hope Food Pantry are helping our vision become a reality. Know of an organization that would want to work with us? We'd love to meet them!

Hope Food Pantry Volunteers sort donated non-perishables

Wasting less really gets people excited

"Mama earth!"

I am so excited about Ridwell coming to Austin and will do anything I can to be of service! I am extremely interested in sustainability and different practices I can do as a designer to “walk lightly” on mama earth!

Ashely U.


"It was AMAZING!!!"

I had just cleaned out my storage where I’d been hoarding all my mailing envelopes and plastic film. I was stressed about finding a grocery store with a bin that had room in it, then I learned about Ridwell. You picked up a lawn-and-leaf sized bag of plastic film. It was AMAZING!! Thank you!

Elspeth G.


We've saved
over 20 million pounds
from the landfill

Join our cause for a less wasteful future.

A ridwell warehouse employee sorting through recyclables
Austin - Ridwell porch with pups

So... are you with us?

Sharing your email lets us know you're interested in our service and our mission to waste less.