Recycle From Home™ started as a collaborative concept between Ryan Bloom, Damion Hickman, and Ryan Hickman to come up with a unique way to serve the City of Irvine, California’s recycling needs. In 2020, the State of California notified recycling centers across the state that they were looking to start a pilot program and asked for business proposals to provide better access to recycling redemption for communities that needed it.
Recycle From Home’s concept of a mobile residential and office recycling service was selected and approved as part of that pilot program and its first city partnership was with the City of Irvine, California. Now serving multiple cities in Southern California, Recycle From Home™ is the only authorized mobile recycling service in the State of California providing customers a way to redeem their CA CRV recyclables without leaving the comfort of their homes or offices.
In 2012 at the age of 3, Ryan went along with his dad to the local recycling center and cashed in a few small bags of cans and bottles, and decided that recycling was in his future. The day after going to the recycling center, Ryan notified his mom and dad that he wanted to give empty plastic bags to all the neighbors and maybe they would save their recyclables for him. Not only did the local neighbors save their cans and bottles for Ryan but so did their friends, families, and co-workers. Ryan grew Ryan’s Recycling to pick up from customers all over Orange County, CA and he has a passion to recycle that is amazing. His goal is to recycle to keep cans and bottles from reaching the ocean where it’s harmful to the environment.
In 2016, Ryan’s recycling story went viral and ever since he has been featured on web sites, television and radio stations around the planet. He’s a 2017 CNN Young Wonder, he’s appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show, The Pickler & Ben show, Little Big Shots and was interviewed by Maria Menunous on Sirius/XM Radio as well as Ryan Seacrest’s syndicated radio program. He’s a multiple time WE DAY speaker and has been featured on NBC, CNN, CNBC, PBS, FOX News, Amazon Prime’s SELF MADE series, Australia’s Channel 7 Sunrise morning show, Huffington Post, Voice of America, David Wolfe, AJ+, UpWorthy, NOW THIS!, AOL Mini-Moguls, 60 Second Docs, ATTN:, KBS, USA Today, Good Morning America, The TODAY SHOW and ABC World News. Ryan has been recognized internationally for his recycling efforts and Ryan was awarded the “2017 Citizen of the Year” by his hometown of San Juan Capistrano and he was recognized by the Orange County Register as one of the 100 most influential people of 2017. Ryan was selected in 2018 by MSN in their top 15 kids changing the world, Good Housekeeping in 2019 and 2020 for their list of 40 kids who have changed the world, Reader’s Digest 2020 List of Kids of the Decade Changing the World and was featured in TIME Magazine for Kids and National Geographic as well as being featured as a WHIZ KID in OC Family Magazine. In 2020, Ryan was nominated and was one of the top finalists for TIME Magazine’s KID OF THE YEAR Award.
Ryan is hoping to raise awareness of taking care of our environment through recycling. Ryan is a proud Youth Ambassador at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach. All proceeds from his company logo t-shirts go to help support their volunteer efforts. Ryan is a proud brand ambassador and partner for Recycle From Home™ and he is an active participant in day to day operations. While Ryan’s not old enough to drive a service van yet, you might just happen to catch him doing a ride along and supervising pick ups and meeting customers.