BottleRocket is the first on-demand service that rewards users for recycling. The first platform of its kind, our goal is to make it simple and fun for individuals to recycle single-use beverage containers. With our fresh new approach at recycling, BottleRocket is leading the way to promote green habits in neighborhoods and change the way people think about recycling - one bottle at a time!
Born out of a college dorm room in 2015, BottleRocket was the brainchild of two best friends Arthur Avetisov and Brian Leung. As Political Science students, they noticed most of their peers were too busy to take their recycling to local recycling centers, where 100% diversion rates could be achieved.
After delving into the issue they discovered an even more striking problem at stake. Nationwide less than 50% of people in America recycle daily - And for those who do, only 65% of material recycled with city collection bins end up actually being recycled.
The BottleRocket Mission
At BottleRocket, we believe that change starts with individuals, which is why we provide all of our users with a free and effortless system to make a positive impact on the environment.
Our bottles and cans are taken to local recycling centers where they are sustainably processed and diverted 100% of the time from waste landfills. The best part - you take advantage of our direct to source partnerships and earn money back for recyclable items you’ve purchased. Together, we can spark a movement that redefines the way the world recycles.
You Recycle. We Pay. Earth Wins!
CEO & Co-Founder
Starting his own recycling company at age 17, Arthur brings over 7 years of recycling industry experience to the team. Operating his company throughout college, Arthur became interested in improving the efficiency of recycling. Cue BottleRocket, where Arthur seeks to make the act of recycling seamless for users. In his free time he enjoys snowboarding, and Tae kwon do.
In his recycling bin ...POM Juice
COO & Co-Founder
A Bay Area transplant, Brian is a tech analyst familiar with both the Silicon Valley and Orange County startup scenes. Passionate about social justice and equality, he is excited about BottleRocket's potential to spark a social movement and create a collective impact. When he's not crunching numbers, Brian can be found backpacking in Yosemite with his family.
In his recycling bin ...Coconut Juice
CMO & Co-Founder
An entrepreneur at heart with endless curiosity, Malik has been involved in over 5 different startup companies during his career. His latest company, MES Automation, was recently acquired in 2015 by Tencore. In between building his startups and dreaming up new ideas, Malik can be found perfecting his cooking skills and playing tennis.
In his recycling bin ...Monster & Red Bull
CTO & Co-Founder
A techology enthusiast who loves problem solving and hacking away at problems. Dinh loves architecting and implementing new things. Dinh brings over 4 years of industry and technology experience and expertise to the team. When he's not hacking away at his computer, he can be found playing video games online or watching his favorite comedy re-runs.
In his recycling bin ...Orange Juice
In the Press
'These innovative founders see the opportunity
to become the "Uber of Recycling."'