We all try to be as eco-conscious as we can, and recycling, reusing and avoiding unnecessary waste is vital to having minimal impact on our precious environment.
The AllPetSolutions team regularly receives enquiries about the best way to dispose of cat litter, so here we'll run through the options, depending on which product you choose!
A lot depends on the raw materials used in your litter, so we'll explain which can be recycled, which are biodegradable, and which litters need to be disposed of with the household rubbish.
- Composting is possible with non-toxic, biodegradable litters made from natural materials. Note that pet waste should never be used on composts for veg plots, and is only suitable for laws or perennials.
- Biodegradable bags are available and mean that products like clay cat litters can be disposed of avoiding the use of plastics and means that your litter won't end up in a landfill for years to come.
- Flushing is NEVER a good idea, and almost certainly means you'll block up your drains. Don't ever try to flush litter down the loo, even if it says it is flushable.
Can I Dispose of Cat Litter in the Bin?
In most cases, the litter should be disposed of in the rubbish bin like any other waste - it isn't suitable for recycling, as toxins found in cat waste can be harmful to health.
Therefore it's essential to think carefully about composting, and only do this if you're confident the compost won't come anywhere near edible plants.
The great news is that eco-friendly natural materials break down quickly, and therefore won't hang around for long.
Products made from clay tend to offer superior clumping cat litter properties, making them a best-selling option for quick cleaning. Scent control, such as activated carbon is another all-natural product that won't leave a footprint on the environment!
For full specifications and details of the materials used in each product, visit the complete cat litter range at AllPetSolutions.