Hey, San Diego!

Want to waste 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 in bringing Ridwell to your city?


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

1,549 neighbors have signed up to bring Ridwell to San Diego!

Bring Ridwell to your neighborhood sooner by showing your interest and sharing with your friends and neighbors. Can't wait to waste less with you!

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The more folks we get to sign up, the sooner we can launch.

Learn how thousands of households are wasting less with Ridwell.

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.

Know of an organization that would want to work with us? We’d love to meet them!

A Seattle partner holds up pots, pans, and other kitchenware from a Ridwell pickup

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
San Diego city skyline

So... are you with us?

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