Is it Illegal to Dump Cat Litter Outside?

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Because of the health hazards associated with cat feces, dumping soiled cat litter on public property is illegal. In most jurisdictions, it’s also illegal to dump soiled cat litter on your own private property. It must be disposed of by bagging and sending to the landfill, burying, or composting. The Dangers of Dumping Cat Litter … Read more

How to Compost Cat Litter

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Composting is the most environmentally friendly way to dispose of biodegradable cat litter. It reduces the amount of waste we send to our landfills and creates a nutrient-rich humus that can be used to nourish ornamental plants. But it’s not as simple as composting yard waste or food scraps. Can You Compost Cat Litter? Some … Read more

Wood and Pine Pellet Cat Litter – Guide and FAQ

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Wood pellet cat litter is made from compressed wood fiber. Usually pine, but other softwoods, hardwoods, and mixed varieties are common. Wood pellets are becoming increasingly popular as cat litter because of their ability to absorb moisture, control odor, and naturally suppress bacteria. Are Wood Pellets Safe for Cats? Carbolic acid, or phenol, is a … Read more

Can You Mix Different Types of Cat Litter?

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While mixing two types of cat litter is perfectly safe, there’s usually no good reason to do so. Inconsistency in litter routine can be stressful for cats, and may lead to unwanted behaviors. Mixing clumping and non-clumping litter will make each work less effectively. It’s best to find a litter that you and your cat … Read more