Water Cooler Bottles
The distributor should take the empties back when leaving new bottles.
A sustainability initiative funded by WidgetCo,Inc to help Forest and Ocean Conservation. They donate to select non-profit entities that clean plastic from oceans and prevent deforestation (2 cents for each natural cork received and they will see that plastic corks are recycled). You may ship as many wine corks as you can, up to 40 lbs. per box. Mail to Cork Club, 5000 Gulf Fwy., Bldg. 6, Houston, TX 77204. You pay for shipping.
Provides an opportunity for natural corks to be “upcycled” into other products. To avoid adding to the corks’ carbon footprint, they have developed a transportation system that brings the corks collected back to regional distribution centers on trucks that that would normally be going back empty. Please note that, in April 2022, Whole Foods wine departments were no longer collecting wine corks for recycling. Keep checking though.
Check with your dry cleaners — many accept hangers for reuse. (They may also accept the dry cleaning bags.)
Needham residents with an RTS sticker may bring metal hangers to RTS North Area for Scrap Metal.
See Recycle Nation website for ideas about recycling wire, plastic and wood hangers.