Join your neighbors in Seattle 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

Seattle 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 WestSide Baby, Northwest Harvest, and Refugee Women's Alliance 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 Seattle Partner holds up pots, pans, and other kitchenware from a Ridwell pickup

Wasting less really gets people excited

"So easy."

Ridwell makes it so easy to recycle/reuse. I love that they work with other organizations that benefit. I love doing what I can to save the planet.


Normandy Park

"A joy"

I love the service Ridwell offers! It's a joy to recycle items that would otherwise go to landfill, and I really appreciate Ridwell's community spirit, enabling us to resource local partners who are doing great work.


Mercer Island, WA

"I love Ridwell"

I love Ridwell, I feel so much better knowing that all that plastic film will be recycled instead of adding to the landfill, plus it's super easy to use.


West Seattle

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

Media Mentions

Scenic photo of Mount Rainier

So... are you with us?

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