Recycling corks

MARYLAND - Annapolis' Department of Neighborhood and Environmental Programs is collecting wine corks for recycling through the end of October. Merchants such as Boatyard Bar & Grill, the Breeze Restaurant in Loews Hotel, Café Normandie, Galway Bay, Lewnes Steakhouse and The Rockfish are planning to participate.

Residents can drop corks in the wooden wine barrel in the lobby of City Hall or at Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits, B.B. Bistro, Eastport Liquors, Leeward Market or Mills Fine Wine.

The corks will be recycled by TerraCycle, which will turn natural and synthetic corks into bulletin boards.

Last year Annapolitans collected an estimated 15,000 corks.