I always had a hard time finding a litter box that was deep enough for my cats. They kicked loads of litter out the side with traditional boxes. Then I tried a covered box and it just made them stinky when they came out. So I made my own litter box.
I simply bought two deep Rubbermaid containers (I think Rubbermaid would be better than Sterilite since Rubbermaid is a little more flexible) and cut two openings in the front of the containers. I had my dad actually cut the openings with a saw, but I think a sharp box cutter (and a little safety precaution) would work, too. This has been the "perfect" solution for my cats because they only spill litter out the front, and even then it's not very much.
By cutting the entance so big and so low, you're still allowing litter to be kicked out of the box. I suggest that you don't cut a hole at all.
I use a large file box without the lid, and pour the litter into the box. I have a 23lb male cat and he is able to jump in and out, leaving the litter inside the box.
I used an old baby's bath as the sides are high and it worked well!
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