We no longer know of any organisation that accepts corks for recycling in Australia. Previously a cork flooring manufacturer recycled the corks into their product. Unfortunately they are no longer accepting used corks from charity and community groups, the main reason for this is that often the corks weren't virgin cork and had other resins in, which produced an inferior end product. They now take virgin cork from overseas.
This has left a big gap for cork recycling in Australia, we do not know of anyone else who accepts them for recycling. However they can be reused for craft purposes, as garden mulch or can be placed in a compost bin (not your green waste bin unless your council states otherwise).
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|E&O Property Services & Rubbish Removal||Whatever the quantity or type of waste, we'll collect i...||Vic (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|Red Rabbit Rubbish Removal & Recycling Service||We come to you with a truck team and do all the loading...||Vic (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|Rapid Waste Management Services Pty Ltd||we will leave containers / bins on site for loading eit...||Vic||May apply|
|Chooktopia / Compost Community||Must enter into a Farmer Agreement an accept quote. Cos...||Vic (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|Control Bin Hire (Aust.) Pty. Ltd.||Pick up from South East Melbourne and surrounding subur...||Vic (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
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|REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd||REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r...||Nationally||May apply|
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|EcoSwish||Will travel a further distance for useful quantity mate...||Vic (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|Corio Waste Management Pty Ltd||Corio Waste Management can provide all or part of its t...||Vic (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
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|Big Bin Hire||We generally hire skip bins for 3 days and pick up on t...||Vic (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
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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.