Hey, Portland!

We're headed your way.

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.

Sharing your zip code helps us reach your neighborhood.

We're launching in Portland!

Over 1,000 Portlanders helped us launch by joining our waitlist.

On October 24th, they saved over 1,000 lbs. of plastic film from landfills during a free pickup.

2,891 have joined Portland's waiting list

Invite the neighbors

More folks in your zip code helps us launch there sooner.

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.

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 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!

Portland 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.

So far, our friends at WashCo Bikes, Rose Haven, and Free Geek are ready and willing to help with our mission. Know of an organization that would want to work with us? We'd love to meet them!

We've saved one million pounds from the landfill

Join our cause for a less wasteful future.

So... are you with us?

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Wasting less really gets people excited

"Makes it easy"

Keeping household waste out of our landfill requires knowledge, time, and effort. Ridwell's collection services make it easy to recycle and pass along items we no longer need. Welcome to Portland!

Lisa T.

"Recycled properly"

I can't wait for Ridwell to come to Portland so my dead batteries can be recycled properly. I'm also excited to declutter my house, knowing that items will go to nonprofits in the area.

Amy C.