What to do with all those empty bottles? If you throw away as many bottles as our winery does you might want an alternative to dumping those glass bottles in the trash. We all know what happens to the contents inside the bottles but this is a cool re-use for the bottles themselves. I took this photo from one of my favorite places at the old Sauer-Beckman farm on the LBJ ranch. The old timers used the old bottles for edging on their flower and herb beds. Pretty cool. I would love to do that at the winery but am afraid my kiddos would use the bottles for target practice and create all those sharp edges.