Newspaper Bags Curbside Trash Newspaper Bags and plastic wrapping are not accepted in curbside recycling as they can cause a lot of problems such as getting stuck in the sorting equipment. They must be placed in your curbside trash cart. As an alternative, you may be able to recycle your plastic bags, film and wrap at participating locations by bringing them to a drop-off location. Find your closest drop-off location. Ways to Reduce antb / Shutterstock.com Go Digital Most papers are offered online, so it’s easy to switch your subscription from paper to digital. Buy From the Newsstand Buy a newspaper from a stand instead of having it delivered so there is no bag. Ways to Reuse Use for Dog Waste Before buying brand new plastic bags for your dog, use bags such as newspaper bags that you already have on hand.