Wine and champagne corks can be recycled into floor tiles, horse-float mats, boat decking, kindergarten flooring, and inners for hockey and cricket balls.
In some states, corks are collected from numerous drop off points by community groups and Green Collect (Melbourne only). These groups recycle the corks to raise funds for their programs.
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Pick up locations for Corks
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|Reverse Garbage - Marrickville||We use a small fleet to collect industrial discards, ov...||NSW (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|Dennis Maddock Recycling||I charge a fee of $10 to cover my costs.||NSW (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
Postal options for Corks
If you have small quantities of corks, simply place them in a satchel or box and post to:
71 Anderson Street
7-15 Valley Street
Arrange a pick up for large volumes of Corks
If you have corks in very large quantities, you may be able to arrange for a collection by a commercial recycling company. There may be fees associated with these services. To find a cork recycling company near you, visit BusinessRecycling.com.au, select material category Food & Beverage Packaging and material type Corks, then enter your location details.
How to recycle Corks at work
There are some recycling companies that offer national collection services for commercial quantities of corks. To find a commercial cork recycling service for your workplace or business, visit BusinessRecycling.com.au.
About Cork Oak Trees
- Corks are derived from the bark of the tree.
- They must be 25 years old before their first harvest.
- A further 9 years must pass before another harvest can be made – this helps to ensure that cork is a sustainably-harvested resource.
- They are grown mainly in Portugal, northern Africa and the Western Mediterranean.
- Cork Oak trees provide valuable habitat for a wide variety of birds and wildlife.
Importance of Recycling Cork
- Extends the useful life of the material.
- Reduces the demand placed on the cork plantations.
- Saves money by reducing imports of material (approximately 550 tonnes of cork is imported into Australia annually).