Is Ridwell for real? Ridwell is a Seattle-based, venture capital-backed startup that late last year started asking Portlanders to pay $12 to $16 a month. In return, Ridwell supplies customers with a 2-foot-square metal box that includes a bag for light bulbs, another for batteries, and others for threads and plastic film.
What does Ridwell not take? What isn’t in this category? While the category includes a ton, any hard plastic, dirty film, or anything made of mixed material isn’t included (shiny metallic material too). Many cities accept hard plastic for recycling – check with your local provider! Since these are mixed materials, they can’t be easily recycled.
Are recyclables sorted by hand? Unfortunately, this fantasy factory where everyone is working feverishly to hand sort your recycling isn’t a reality. Recycling is actually sorted with the support of machines, technology, and equipment, each uniquely designed to capture specific types of material out of the recycling stream.
How do you sort out recycling at home?
- How to Sort Materials for Recycling. Paper. Clean paper only. Staples OK, Windowed envelopes OK.
- Plastics. Only containers less than 2 gallons, empty and rinse. Discard caps in trash.
- Aluminum. Empty & Rinse.
- Steel (tin) Cans. Empty and rinse. Labels are OK.
- Glass. Empty and rinse. Discard lids in trash. Labels are OK.