Is Paper Cat Litter Flushable?

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Though paper cat litter is often advertised as flushable, it’s not recommended to do so. Flushing cat litter can clog or damage pipes and septic systems. Flushed cat waste can spread harmful pathogens, like the harmful parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Soiled cat litter should only be disposed of by bagging and trashing or by composting.  Flushing … Read more

How to Dispose of Paper Cat Litter

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The most common way to dispose of paper cat litter is to scoop, bag, and throw in the trash — ideally using a plant-based, biodegradable bag. Composting is an environmentally friendly alternative for additive-free paper litter.  How do you dispose of paper cat litter? Disposing of paper cat litter, whether pellets or granules, isn’t much … Read more

5 Ways to Dispose of Cat Litter Without Plastic Bags

Reducing our plastic consumption is key to reducing our carbon footprint and stopping climate change. Unfortunately, cleaning our cat’s litter box creates a lot more plastic waste than most of us realize. Here are five ways to dispose of cat poop without using plastic bags (or using a lot less): The Problem with Plastic Plastic … Read more

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