Ridwell Expands Home Pick-Up Service of Hard-to-Recycle Items to Boulder and Surrounding Communities
Ridwell members have kept over 4 million pounds of plastic film, lightbulbs, batteries and more out of landfills
March 15, 2022 (Boulder, CO) – Ridwell, an innovative reuse and recycling service, today announced the launch of its service in Boulder, Superior, Louisville, Lafayette and Gunbarrel, expanding the company’s footprint along the Front Range, making it easier for Denver and Boulder area residents to keep common household items out of landfills, waste less, and help protect the planet.
As a complimentary service to city-based recycling programs, Ridwell is a service that helps households reduce waste by picking up and finding use for the hard-to-recycle items that are not part of municipal, curbside recycling programs.
The biweekly service picks up four categories of household items not accepted in local curbside recycling bins including plastic film (produce bags, Amazon envelopes, shrink wrap, plastic baggies and more); batteries; lightbulbs; and threads (clothing and shoes). A fifth featured category rotates every other week with an additional list of items, including electronic devices, holiday lights, eyeglasses, winter coats, sports equipment, corks, and more.
“Boulder is a well-known and respected community made up of households that are eco-conscious and mindful of the environment,” says Ridwell founder and CEO, Ryan Metzger. “Ridwell supplements Boulder’s extensive waste reduction efforts and provides residents with a convenient, responsible solution to help keep common household items from unnecessarily being sent to the landfill.”
Committed to full transparency about where recovered items go, Ridwell publishes details about the local partners they work with who responsibly reuse or recycle the items they pick up. Featured partners in Denver and Boulder include WeeCycle, SustainAbility and We Don’t Waste.
Since launching in Denver late last summer, Ridwell’s 4,000 local household customers have already diverted more than 100,000 pounds of reusable or recyclable items, including over two million plastic bags from landfills.
Ridwell services are now available in neighborhoods throughout Denver, Boulder and surrounding metro communities including Arvada, Broomfield, Englewood, Highlands Ranch, Golden, Gunbarrel, Lafayette, Lakewood, Littleton, Louisville and Superior.
Monthly subscriptions range between $12 and $16 per month and include a sturdy metal bin for the front porch, reusable cloth bags for sorting materials, and the biweekly pick-up service.