Generally, there are no problems recycling alcohol vessels with glass being the primary material used. Metal lids and caps can be added to your scrap metal pile, and once large enough taken to a scrap metal dealer. Check out this site for 10 great uses for corks. My favourite is chopping, or grinding, the corks and adding them to your soil – they work as a mulch and are great for moisture retention.
A great suggestion submitted by Jodee (1/6/10) is;
“Use the ‘swap a crate’ method for beer. Then you can make a beer cap back door mat by nailing the caps from the bottles upside down on a thinish piece of wood (particle board). You scrap your dirty work boots on this mat and it helps remove the mud.”