Join your neighbors in Los Angeles 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 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 Alexandria House, Operation Blankets of Love, and Westside Food Bank are helping our vision become a reality. Know of an organization that would want to work with us? We'd love to meet them!

Kids doing art

Wasting less really gets people excited

"This amazing service is going to make such a positive impact on our community."

As someone who cares deeply about the environment, I am excited to have a convenient and effective way to recycle and repurpose items that often end up in landfills.


Pacific Palisades, CA

"I’ve been using Ridwell for a few weeks and love it! "

They pick up from my door and show you where everything goes in the app. Now I feel great knowing my stuff is actually being recycled and I'm not wishcycling anymore.


Santa Monica, CA

"I am excited to finally be able to recycle responsibly."

Everything that I thought was recyclable, isn’t, and knowing that Ridwell is in partnership with other organizations that help truly recycle these items, and in turn put usable products out in the world, is amazing.


Eagle Rock, CA

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
Bus driving through downtown Los Angeles

So... are you with us?

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