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Corks - Natural

Corks are usually made from natural cork or plastic, and are used to contain wine or other liquids in a glass container.

Consider repurposing before recycling or composting. Did you know cork comes from the bark of the cork oak, native to the Mediterranean, and does well in the Bay Area? Bark stripping is carried out manually, and the tree regenerates the bark. Cork oaks can live to 200 years of age. 

Donate natural corks at ReCORK collection sites

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Alameda Natural Grocery 1650 Park St
Unit L
Alameda Recycle Free Drop-off
Berkeley Transfer Station 1201 2nd St. Berkeley Compost Paid Drop-off Consider collecting for future reuse craft/art projects or ReCork recycling collection bins.
BevMo (525 Embarcadero) 525 Embarcadero
Store #5
Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Canyon Market 2815 Diamond St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Cork Forest Conservation Alliance Drop-off Locator 565 Oxford St Salem Recycle Free Drop-off See website for locations
CorkClub 5000 Gulf Fwy
Bldg 6
Houston Reuse Free Mail-in
East Bay Depot For Creative Reuse 4695 Telegraph Ave.
(drop-off at loading dock on Shattuck Ave between 46th and 47th streets)
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Check if accepting due to space.
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off Large cardboard barrel in Exchange Zone.
Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant 1 Ferry Building
Shop #23
San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
GetCorks 1007 West College Ave
PMB #245
Santa Rosa Reuse Paid Mail-in Purchase large collections of donated cork by wine, champagne, and material type
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Compost Paid Pick-up
Murrieta's Well Winery 3005 Mines Rd Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off Collection bin in tasting room
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Paid Drop-off
Presidio YMCA Main Post Fitness Center 63 Funston Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
RAFT - Resource Area For Teaching 1355 Ridder Park Dr San Jose Reuse Free Drop-off Specialty items: Foil printing paper, corks, rubber goods, beads, dowels, scrap wood, plastic containers, film canisters with lids
Rainbow Grocery 1745 Folsom St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
ReCork America-Drop-off Locations 525 Embarcadero West
(BevMo, Store #5; Jack London Square - drop-off container in store)
Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Become a drop off site. Minimum 1500 (15 lbs) cork for pick up/mailer.
SCRAP 801 Toland St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Sports Basement (Berkeley) 2727 Milvia St. Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off
Sports Basement (Redwood City) 202 Walnut St Redwood City Recycle Free Drop-off

Curbside Service

Organics Note
Alameda
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Albany
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Berkeley
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
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Dublin
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Emeryville
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Fremont
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Hayward
Consider collecting for future reuse craft/art projects or ReCork recycling collection bins.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
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Livermore
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Newark
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Oakland
Consider collecting for future reuse craft/art projects or ReCork recycling collection bins.
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Piedmont
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Pleasanton
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San Leandro
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Consider collecting for future reuse craft/art projects or ReCork recycling collection bins.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Consider collecting for future reuse craft/art projects or ReCork recycling collection bins.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Consider collecting for future reuse craft/art projects or ReCork recycling collection bins.
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Union City
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