Ziploc Bags Put in Garbage Recycle With Plastic Bags Bread bags are a type of plastic film. Plastic film includes wraps, bags, and flexible packaging. It is not ideal for curbside recycling collection because it can jam sorting equipment, causing mechanical issues. There are many participating plastic film drop-off locations that can ensure these bags get recycled. Only items that are clean and dry will be accepted, so be sure the bags are completely empty and clean of residue Not all types of plastic film are accepted at all locations. Confirm acceptability prior to drop-off. If you are not planning on taking bread bags to a dedicated plastic film recycling location, then please place them in the trash container. Must Be Clean and Dry Food contaminates the recycling process, so rinse and dry your Ziploc bags before recycling. Ways to Reduce Use Reusable Containers Reduce your footprint by reusing storage containers—especially ones made out of glass or aluminum—rather than grabbing a new plastic bag every time. Ways to Reuse Use More Than Once Check out this guide to Easy Ways to Wash, Dry and Store Used Plastic Bags.