If your local recycle service can’t keep up with your house cleaning, consider supplementing it with Ridwell. The reuse and recycling service, picks up and finds use for the hard-to-recycle items that are not part of municipal, curbside recycling programs. Subscriptions range between $12 and $16 per month and include a sturdy metal bin for your front porch, reusable cloth bags for sorting materials, and the biweekly pick-up service.
Services are available across much of the Front Range including Denver, Boulder, Arvada, Broomfield, Englewood, Highlands Ranch, Golden, Gunbarrel, Lafayette, Lakewood, Littleton, Louisville and Superior.
ricing is based on where you live and every so often they offer special pick-ups of larger or more “exotic” items for an additional fee.
Here’s how it works: 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.
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 more than two million plastic bags from landfills.