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Wine corks?

Flexitarian Dec 28, 2011 06:44 PM

Maybe this is the wrong place to post this (and my post will get booted off) but I don't know where else to post it.. Given there are a lot of foodies here and therefore likely wine drinkers, I am wondering if anyone knows where in Toronto I can drop of my (real) wine corks for recycling. LCBO used to have a bin that you could throw them in for recycling and my local one just told me they don't take them back anymore. I'd rather recycle then throw them out.

  1. Splendid Wine Snob Dec 28, 2011 06:58 PM

    George Brown College has a cork recycling program.

    1. Flexitarian Jan 5, 2012 12:50 PM

      Do you have any details? I emailed them, they replied they are looking into it and that's the last I've heard. Shouldn't be so hard for GB to give me details if they do accept them for recycling.

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      1. re: Flexitarian
        Splendid Wine Snob Jan 5, 2012 01:14 PM

        They used to have cork recycling bins on the second floor of the Hospitality Centre located at 300 Adelaide. They were placed outside the rooms used for the wine education/sommelier program. Perhaps the bins were run through the LCBO and they have discontinued the program? I'm sorry I can't recall more details.

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        binzy Jan 5, 2012 01:22 PM

        I noticed that they had a cork recycling box at Summerhill when I was there recently...

        1. the_beezelet Jan 6, 2012 09:33 AM

          You can take them to the Community Environment Days and they pass them on to local schools for their crafts. We dropped off about 5 years worth of corks and they took them all.

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          1. re: the_beezelet
            Hunyee Sep 16, 2012 01:43 PM

            Beezelet - Are you still saving? I need real corks for a project and don't know where to get them.
            Can I call you in another five years???? Seriously, I need corks. Thank you Hunyee

            1. re: Hunyee
              the_beezelet Oct 1, 2012 02:55 PM

              that's one heck of a project if you've got a 5 year schedule. wow. but sure, feel free to post here in 5 years. if you don't, we'll take them to the environment day!

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