Why can’t I recycle plastic bags curbside?

Plastic bags get caught in the machinery that is used during sorting, causing damage to the equipment and can shut down the sort line. There are recycling drop-off spots at most grocery stores for plastic bags (including clear plastic film), or you can choose reusable bags instead of plastic.

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1. Does my recycling actually get recycled?
2. Should I take the caps off or leave them on my water bottle to recycle them?
3. Why can’t I recycle Styrofoam?
4. Why can’t I recycle plastic bags curbside?
5. Do I need to rinse before I put things in the recycling cart?
6. What do I do with broken plates and other items?
7. How can I request a replacement recycling cart?
8. How should I place my cart on the curb for pickup?
9. How should I properly store my trash and recycling carts?
10. Can someone assist me with getting my cart to the curb for collection?