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