No, there is not a minimum time limit once recycling services have begun.
YES, house side service can be set up and will follow guidelines set forth in city code.
Once recyclable collection begins you will be notified by the recycler of when your collection day will be.
No plastic bags are not excepted and would only contaminate the recyclables.
Your recyclables are hauled to a MRF (material recovery facility) where they are sorted and compressed and prepared to sale.
When in doubt, trash it, move on and as you become more knowledgeable change will occur.