Produce Bags Plastic Bag Drop-Off If you are unable to take produce bags to a plastic bag drop-off location, place them in the garbage. This is true for pre-washed salad bags as well. Throw Away Pre-Washed Salad Bags Pre-washed salad comes in plastic bags that have an extra layer to protect the bags’ contents. Packaging for salad cannot be recycled because of this extra layer, so throw it away. Ways to Reduce Reusable Produce Bags Shopping with reusable produce bags reduces your plastic waste in the same way as reusable shopping totes. ChicoBag is one company that sells reusable produce bags that are made from recycled plastic and organic cotton.