Join your neighbors in Denver 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 four core categories: 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!

A Ridwell plastic film bag being placed into a Ridwell bin

Local Partners in Denver

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 Girls Inc, WeeCycle, ReCreative, and Clothes to Kids are helping our vision become a reality. Know of an organization that would want to work with us? We'd love to meet them!

A staff member with Girls Inc. stands with several young girls smiling and wearing Girls Inc. t-shirts.

Wasting less really gets people excited

"I can't wait!"


I'm really excited for an opportunity to reduce my waste even more! Even with 'standard' recycling options, there are gaps I've been struggling to find a solution for. Ridwell is that solution and I can't wait for them to come to Denver!

Alanna

North Park Hill, CO

"Love your service"


I had no idea how much plastic film I used until I started collecting it in my Ridwell bag. I also love the textile bag -- we've hung on to shoes, slippers, old rags, clothes for years because I don't want them going in the landfill but they're cluttering up my house. I love your service spirit of giving items (toiletries) to people in need. I can't say enough good things.

Kelly

Gig Harbor, WA

We've saved nearly
three million pounds
from the landfill

Join our cause for a less wasteful future.

A ridwell warehouse employee sorting through recyclables