Having the ability to recycle cork into something cool like garden mulch or a homemade corkboard is always a good thing. Cork is not only sustainable but antimicrobial as well. Did you know that of the 55 million cases of bottled wine purchased in California, 70 percent contain cork stoppers? How much of that do you think gets recycled? Unfortch, it can be hard to find a home for cork post-wine. And in Los Angeles, it's not recommended that you dump cork stoppers in the green waste or recycling bins (cork doesn't break apart fast enough in the city's composters). And definitely don't aim for the trash either.
Instead, as the Los Angeles Times recently noted, recycle that two-inch sustainable scrap at one of the many of the city's Whole Foods, which in partnership with Cork ReHarvest to collect cork for recycling. You can also recycle through cork-recycling advocates like ReCork and Terracycle, which offer drop-off locations. No need to put a cork in it when it comes to recycling the bitty stuff.