I have always been raised to recycle - my mother recycled 30+ years ago in New Jersey, when we had to drive the magazines/newspapers, aluminum, and glass to the recycling center one town over. We actually rinsed the aluminum foil before recycling it!
Since I have recycling in my genes, so to speak, I was very surprised to learn recently that putting your recycling out the night before, while convenient, it's not good for the newspaper or other paper products in your recycling bin. Why? It actually ruins the paper products and makes them completely unsuitable for the recycling process.
If you can, leave your recycling in the house until the morning of pick up, or keep your bin fully loaded in your garage (space permitting) until the morning of.
I know it's a bit inconvenient, however, how frustrating is it to think you are doing good, when in reality, you may not be?
In any case, continue recycling!