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.

Denver
Seattle
Portland

Threads

Plastic Film

98.71% diverted material

1.29% contamination*

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

Top contaminants
Paper bubble mailers, mixed material bags

Styrofoam

Lightbulbs

100% diverted material

0% contamination*

Ecolights uses safe mechanical recycling techniques to handle lightbulbs materials including mercury gas.

Threads

98.4% diverted material

1.6% contamination*

Goodwill of the Greater Seattle Area and their threadcycling partners ensure your threads get reused or recycled.

Plastic Film

98.71% diverted material

1.29% contamination*

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

Styrofoam

87.37% diverted material

12.63% contamination*

Styro Recycle, a homegrown recycler in Kent, uses heat and pressure to densify your EPS into reusable blocks.

Batteries

100% diverted material

0% contamination*

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

*25% industry average—read more about our work on transparency here

All metrics last updated on October 21st, 2021.

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 member’s homes and send them to a better place. With your help, we can keep even more out of the landfill.

97.5%

97.5%

of material

we collect gets reused or recycled
Of material we collect gets reused or recycled

2.8

2.8

million

million

Total pounds saved from landfills
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.

Publish Transparency Report

October 2021

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

A future without waste

2021 and 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.