Corks

Put in Garbage Cart/Bin

Plastic Corks: Too Small to Recycle

Many synthetic corks are made out of plastic #7, but unfortunately are too small to be recovered by sorting equipment, so they go in the trash.

Composting Natural Corks

You can compost natural corks, but they will take a long time to break down unless you break them up into small pieces first, or even better, run them through a blender.

Ways to Reuse

Hydrate Your Plants

Break up a wine cork and add the pieces to the soil of your potted plants to reduce the rate of water evaporation during hot summer days.