Cat Litter Disposal

Keeping a cat is fun, and all but you should know how to properly take care of it. Cat litter disposal is one element that you have to learn if you intend to get a cat.

Leaving cat litter lying around will result in bad odour and an unhealthy environment for the occupants of the house, including the cat.

It is therefore important to change the litter tray and dispose of the litter on a regular basis, and although this may seem like a straightforward subject there are several different ways to going about it.

Using Plastic Bags

You should know how to maintain your cat’s litter box to provide a clean place for it to be used, and find out when and how to scoop and refill the litter box.

The simplest and most common method of cat litter disposal is to use plastic bags. Most people will just scoop the litter, put it in a bag, tie, and then throw it in a bin. It is advisable to use double plastic bags to keep away the smell, and prevent breakages and consequent leaks. Numerous cat owners just reuse the bags they get after shopping.

Composting Litter

Another method that you can use for cat litter disposal is to compost it. Turning litter into compost manure is environmentally responsible, and that is why some people prefer it.

Start by buying a compost bin or if you have one for food waste, use it. It is possible to build a compost bin, but you should choose cat litter that is suitable for compost use. Clay and sand are not appropriate choices. Composting cat litter is an extensive process, and it takes time. Cat litter compost has to stay about eighteen months before it is ready to use.

Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Boxes

Another option for disposing of cat litter is to use a self-cleaning, or automatic cat litter box.

These types of litter boxes have many benefits, and the best models will blend into your home and dispose of litter quietly, efficiently and hygienically.

One of our recommended models is the PetSafe ScoopFree Ultra Self Cleaning Litter Box.

This litter box uses advanced technology to dispose of the waste, with sensors that can tell when the cat has used the tray and an automatic waste system that will then sweep the used litter into a covered compartment for it to be disposed of.

It uses a special crystal litter so that liquid will dry out and solid waste is dehydrated and shrunk before the rake system kicks into action. It also has a hood to provide privacy for the cat.

This litter box usually costs around £100, so although the initial outlay on an automatic litter box like this will be more expensive, you may find yourself saving money in the long run as you will not have to continually purchase new bags of litter.

This can also be a more hygienic solution to the problem of cat litter disposal as waste is not left lying around in an open tray.


Learning to properly dispose of cat litter is an important part of keeping a cat and maintaining a healthy and safe enviornment. Make sure that you choose the best cat litter for your requirements and ensure it is properly disposed of.

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