Recycled Items For Cat Litter and Box

I use phone pages for the garden (weed barrier), flower pots (crumpled pages set in the bottom up to halfway. It all compresses with the weight of the soil) AND to line the cat litter boxes (I do cat and dog rescue). The cats don't use clay litter, although, I do, in the beginning, put a handful of it on top of the paper and then wean them off of it.


I also use newspaper (I get the newspaper from the neighbors) for the litter box AND all my porous JUNK mail. I can guarantee you, no one wants my name and address after the cats have had their way with the junk! Not to mention I don't incur any expenses in clay litter and the cats seem to prefer the paper. They can wipe their paws far cleaner and no scattered litter!

By the way, I traverse the neighborhood and people throw out their plastic chest-of-drawers, the large ones. People break one drawer and so the other three or four get pitched, along with the frame. I pitch the frame and use the drawers, individually, for the cat "litter." Every day, I switch to a clean drawer, reline it, pitch the poopy papers from the cats, hose down the drawer, let it dry and start over again the next day with a clean drawer. So, so easy and a much cleaner method (and cheaper) of litter removal.


By Jana L. from San Antonio, TX

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July 18, 20140 found this helpful

I do pretty much the same thing. I have 7 cats, and found at age 60 lugging a couple of 30 lb bags of clay litter to my cart, car, home = overload.
As I have one male who sprays when he pees... I use hooded boxes lined with newspaper- the entire box - sides, back and bottom which I drape over the sides to secures the paper in the place and catch drips from the squirter! I then add a small amt of litter to give them scratching/covering satisfaction.

I change each day by simply gathering the paper from the edges, gather up the side paper and roll the dirty mess toss in the garbage.

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