You Can Recycle Plastic Bags, But Not at the Curb Email 11-25-18 When you put plastic bags in your curbside recycling, they won’t get recycled. What’s more, plastic bags make it difficult for recycling facilities to recycle their other materials. But this doesn’t mean you can’t recycle plastic bags. In fact, because plastic bags are a top pollutant and dangerous to marine life, they are one of the most important materials to recycle. Watch this video to see why you can’t recycle plastic bags curbside. Learn how you can recycle plastic bags here.