Produce Bags Curbside Recycling Recycable if tied in a plastic bag. (Note: El Cerrito no longer accept any plastic bags in their recycling cart) 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. This Good Housekeeping article provides an overview of great reusable produce bag products.