What's the deal? According to various recycling facilities, plastic bags are by far the top annoyance because not only do they waste time when they get stuck in the machines, but they can also break or damage the equipment.
What to do: If you absolutely cannot find any use for plastic bags around the house, the easiest way to dispose of plastic bags is to take them to a grocery store to be recycled properly.
Tip: Bagging recyclables with plastic bags before you toss them in the bin causes even bigger problems since workers have to tear open the bag and risk being exposed to potentially dangerous substances. Some facilities won't allow employees to open bags, so all of your recyclables wind up in the garbage.