You deserve to know where your stuff goes.

You deserve to know where your stuff goes.

You deserve to know where your stuff goes.

You deserve to know where your stuff goes.

Ridwell is redefining transparency for the waste industry by giving you a detailed look at where your materials end up – and just how much stuff we’re keeping out of the landfill.

So, where does it all go?

So, where does it all go?

We work with local, regional, and national partners to divert as much as possible from the landfills.

Atlanta
Austin
Bay Area
Denver
Los Angeles
Minneapolis
Portland
Seattle

Styrofoam

Plastic Film

99.1% diverted material

0.9% contamination*

Trex turns your plastic film and wrap into new decking material. That's full circle!

Top contaminants
Paper bubble mailers, mixed material bags

Multi-Layer Plastic

Batteries

100% diverted material

0% contamination*

Call2Recycle uses mechanical recycling techniques to recover material to create new batteries.

Styrofoam

91.4% diverted material

8.6% contamination*

Atlas Molded Products takes EPS to recycle into new materials. Centennial Container reuses 100% of the packing peanuts.

Plastic Film

99.1% diverted material

0.9% contamination*

Trex turns your plastic film and wrap into new decking material. That's full circle!

Multi-Layer Plastic

98.3% diverted material

1.7% contamination*

ByFusion and Hydroblox recycle your multi-layer plastic into things like building and drainage materials!

Threads

100% diverted material

0% contamination*

Goodwill of Colorado and ARC Thrift Store use resale, reuse, and recycling systems to save your stuff from the landfill.

Lightbulbs

100% diverted material

0% contamination*

Region 8 Enviro uses safe recycling techniques to handle lightbulb materials including mercury gas.

Our commitments

1. Transparency

1. Transparency

2. Audacity

2. Audacity

3. Community

3. Community

We have a responsibility to push the boundaries of what the industry looks like today. Our community demands that we never settle in making the world less wasteful.

We audit and track the material we collect to ensure the integrity of our service and our promise to our members. Things go exactly where they should be going.

We have a responsibility to push the boundaries of what the industry looks like today. Our community demands that we never settle in making the world less wasteful.

Our members are our heroes. We are committed to building better, stronger communities through our efforts to waste less.

By the numbers

By the numbers

Actions Add Up

Actions Add Up

Every day we collect items from our members' homes and send them to a better place. With your help, we can keep even more out of the landfill.

97.0%

97.0%

of material

of material


we collect gets reused or recycled

15

15

million

million


Total pounds saved from landfills

A lot can happen in just a few years

A lot can happen in just a few years

Ridwell started in 2018 with four founders and a supportive community. Since then, we’ve made huge strides in wasting less by working together.

Ridwell Service Launch

October 2018

Ridwell’s four founders start our door-to-door pickup service with 60 homes in Seattle.

Expand outside Seattle

November 2020

The Ridwell community expands beyond Seattle to Portland, Oregon to help even more people waste less.

Pilot a reusable ecosystem

April 2021

The Ridwell community partners with Starbucks to test a pickup service to make it easy to use reusable coffee cups.

Introduce a unique #1 PET solution

May 2021

Ridwell offers a new recycling solution for #1 clear PET in Portland where service had been discontinued in 2018.

Launch Transparency Page

October 2021

Ridwell sets a new standard for transparency because our community deserves to know where their stuff goes!

A new life for upcycled gear

January 2022

Your old winter gear was turned into reusable totes by our partner company, Refleece!

Growing the movement

December 2022

The Ridwell community expanded to Denver, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Austin, and the Bay Area!

A new way to track your impact

November 2022

Ridwell launches an iOS app so you can manage your pickups and track your impact.

Multi-layer plastic recycling

May 2023

Ridwell has partnered with three specialty recyclers to bring new life to your old plastic, from chip bags to snack wrappers.

A future without waste

Beyond

We see a world where smart consumption, simple reuse, and transparent recycling enable communities to live without waste.

Join the movement to build a future without waste.

Join the movement to build a future without waste.

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