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So what do you do with them?

post #1 of 18
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I was thinking last night while scooping the cat boxes. What does everyone do with the containers the cat little comes in? I buy the tidy cats in the big plastic just with the fold up lid. Its so convienent for disposing of used litter. It closes tight enough to contain the odor and I have one every time I buy new litter. I see people give them away on free cycle all the time but I love them.

What do you do with your littler containers?
post #2 of 18
I get my WBCL in bags, so I use them as bin bags/garden waste bags (so I can get things to the tip) once they are empty

Just thought though, Brandi, wouldn't it be btter to recycle the plastic container rather than putting it in the bin?
post #3 of 18
Hmmm, that's a good idea, I never thought about putting old litter in them.

Well they are great for storing stuff...so sturdy...and stackable! Good for organizing your garage as long as you label the contents.

I have one in Elora's room where I keep her kitty box cleaning supplies: scoop, shaker with baking soda, paper towels, spray bottle with alcohol, newspapers.

I keep a reeeeeally clean one for soaking tired feet in. Its puurrrrfect for puttin' some Epsom Salts into and hot water...good carrying handle too for that use.

Hilda >^..^<
post #4 of 18
I throw them out..They are annoying to have around.
post #5 of 18
My litter comes in jugs similar to milk cartons. The hole isn't as big like Tidy Cats. I usually throw them away. If anyone has a good idea for them, let me know!
post #6 of 18
I put the cat, dog and rat food in the leftover ones. Plus the dogs get 1 new one a week to play with.
post #7 of 18
I buy Tidy Cats in the bag (its cheaper than the container!) so when its empty I throw it out.
post #8 of 18
I get Arm and Hammer in a cardboard box, which is pretty useless, so I just put it in recycling. When I was getting WBCL (which I personally loved so much better, although Gracie disagrees) i would also recycle the big plastic bags.
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant View Post
I get Arm and Hammer in a cardboard box, which is pretty useless, so I just put it in recycling.
I was buying that for a while and Mia loves the box!!! Now I don't use that anymore but I did save one of the boxes cuz she just loves trying to poke into the hole/pouring spout. Awww, silly kitty


Hilda >^..^<
post #10 of 18
I leave them at my neighbor's house across the street. He's an electrician and loves them for stacking and storing.

I've noticed that my other neighbor, who is a carpenter, has snuck a few of them for himself!

Cheers, from
SwampWitch
post #11 of 18
The big buckets are excellent for car wash water
I use a couple for storing stuff, the rest have to be pitched- otherwise I will have my own personal leaning tower of Piza (sp?)
post #12 of 18
I used to donate them to the local shelter to keep dog food/cat food dry. I would also recomend contacting the local schools and see if they need such things for storing craft materials in. And also maybe the Girl Guides/boy scouts.
post #13 of 18
I use them as trash receptacles. If the litter comes in bags, I'll usually use them to contain a round of litter scooping. Cardboard and plastic containers are used to hold recyclables and once they're full, they get recycled themselves.
post #14 of 18
We throw them away.
post #15 of 18
Mine come in plastic containers so I recycle them.
post #16 of 18
I buy Jonny Cat Scooping litter which comes in heavy paper bags. I usually use it to scoop the old litter into and then tape up the top and throw it out.
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by Sibohan2005 View Post
I used to donate them to the local shelter to keep dog food/cat food dry....
I hope they don't put the food directly into the plastic containers, it's O.K. if it's still in the bag. There's a huge difference between food-grade plastics and household plastics! Non-food grade plastics contain heavy metals and known carcinogens and hormone disruptors that leach into the foods upon contact, especially foods that contain fat.

Cheers, from
SwampWitch
post #18 of 18
I buy Arm & Hammer, and recycle the cardboard containers.
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