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I am currently using Arm and Hammer Natural clumping cat litter. I have always used plastic grocery bags to put the waste in and then put that into the trash. I have recently been rethinking my method of disposing the waste. I would like a greenier method of disposing the cat litter. From what I have found online it is best to dispose of cat waste in the trash but what do I put the waste in? I dont want the smell of cat waste in my kitchen trash. Would paper lunch bags be better? TIA
 

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Have you looked into other natural litters? There are some dangers to CLUMPING clay cat litter. The chemicals which are added to the litter to make them "clump", although "natural" are still toxic to pets.<br><br>
Anyhow, there are clumping corn/pine litters which are also quite biodegradable and safe for the cats as well.
 

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I have used other litters such as pine and wheat. What is the best way to dispose of any litter? What do I put the waste in?
 

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We use aspen wood chips for our litter, and we just havea compost pile we add it to. (We don't use compost from that pile for veggies, it's just compost for mostly the litter and some leaves and grass clippings.) It's just poop and wood chips, so it's biodegradable.
 

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I use a wheat type litter and I dump in one corner of the yard that needs "fill". You know, a low spot. When it looks right, I cover it all with soil and move to the next spot.
 

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I'm a Laura too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br><br>
We use a pine litter and the poop waste gets flushed down the toilet. We just throw the litter out in the garbage, but I think I may use it as filler for spots in my yard. Great idea!<br><br>
Oh! Arm and Hammer also has a flushable clumping, but I found the pine to be much easier to use, and better for the kitties. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Same deal here. We dump our pine dust outside but we have a very long driveway and the side is very overgrown. We have been spreading out the broken down pellets along there. After flushing the poop.
 

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We also use the pine litter here but I've been bagging up the litter and throwing it in the trash. So you really can use the litter as mulch? Does it smell? My main concern is if the used litter attract other cats (we have quite a few outdoor cats in the neighborhood) to do their business there?
 
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