wine cork

Can I put wine cork in my compost bin?


It's complicated, whether you can put wine cork into your composting bin, so read on!

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Get the right balance of brown and green composting materials in your bin with our expert guide.

Wine corks can be added to a home composting bin as a source of organic matter IF they are not made of plastic.

Wine corks are usually made of cork, which is a type of bark that is harvested from the cork oak tree.

Cork is a natural, biodegradable material, but it can take a long time to break down in a home composting system.

If you do decide to add wine corks to your compost bin, it's a good idea to shred or chop them up first to help them break down more quickly.

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