Short report: What should we do with cat litter waste?

Back in November, Marjorie assigned a number of people to look into how one should dispose of various items with regard to landfill and environmental concerns. Charlotte Young submitted her report on what to do with used kitty litter.

Kitty litter“Recycled wood shavings or paper are better than clay litter and are best started when the cat is young as they may not adjust to the change later. The best disposal method is doubled plastic bags in the trash. Toxmoplasma may be present in cat waste; it lives up to a year, is toxic and should not be [allowed to seep] into ground or [public] water supplies. Biodegradable litter and bags are available.