How To Dispose Of Used Cat Litter

Mike Davies | Thursday, December 17, 2020

Disposing of cat litter in an eco-friendly manner can be confusing. With all the different types of cat litter and waste systems, you can get easily lost in finding the best solution.

Cat feces can be hazardous to human health and the environment, so it's best to ensure that you are disposing of it correctly. We have provided you with some tips and help below to help with your green pet owner adventure.

Biodegradable Litter

There are hundreds of different cat litters on the market. To make sure you are being as green and eco-friendly as possible you will want to check the packages for organic and natural materials. These can be things such as:

  • Wood Shavings
  • Recycled Paper
  • Sawdust
  • Corn

There are many more natural materials however these are the most common. These materials are all biodegradable and will have little issue degrading causing minimal environmental.

It's always best to go with a cat litter that uses natural materials as some mainstream non-natural cat litter can contain harmful chemicals that can cause breathing and respiratory issues. These are also bad for the environment due to their chemical compounds. Avoid at all costs!

If you are going to use cat litter try and use biodegradable natural kitty litter.

biodegradable litter

Biodegradable Bags / Brown Paper Bags

Biodegradable bags are a thing. However, as with most things that are labeled as biodegradable, it simply means they can biodegrade and will in a "reasonable" time. This isn't always as "reasonable" as it sounds, and it would be better to dispose of your cat litter in a brown paper bag rather than a biodegradable bag.

Compost Cat Litter

One thing to remember is to never compost cat litter near food sources or in with your normal compost. Using this compost on edible gardens can be harmful not only for the plants but also you whoever will eat it.

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