Produce Bags Garbage or Special Recycling Drop-Off Soft plastics, known as film plastics, should be placed in your garbage can, or can be brought to a film plastic recycling drop-off location. Find your closest drop-off location. 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.