Stupid question - what do you do with the poo in litter tray?

(25 Posts)
ArtemisCake Tue 24-Sep-13 22:07:38

Put it in a nappy bag? Flush it down the loo, will the cat litter clog pipes? I have no idea, it's been years since I had cats and they were outside pooers.

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 24-Sep-13 22:12:24

Scoop & bag. The water board won't thank you for flushing.

Either I chuck the whole lot away with all the litter into the wheelie bin (I have a big wheelie bin liner so I can just chuck the whole lot in) or, if I'm hoicking out just the poo, then I normally do it with a bit of kitchen paper and flush it down the loo.

I've read that some sort of bacteria or microbes or something in cat poo being flushed down loos is harming otters, which worries me a bit. Bit then I'm thinking there probably aren't a lot of otters in inner London so it's probably ok. Not sure though.

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 24-Sep-13 22:15:50

I listened to a R4 program about water/sewage processing & they said only flush loo paper, they have to remove everything else eg cotton buds, wipes etc and pay for commercial waste disposal.

Which in the end we pay for on our water bills.

cozietoesie Tue 24-Sep-13 22:15:55

Scoop and make a little parcel in newspaper. Put the little parcels in a poly bag and bin - about every two days.

Toxoplasmosis from cat poo has been shown to be killing sea otters off California. We don't have sea otters around the UK but I was concerned about seals, cetaceans and our own (European) otters.

Oh, there are otters in parts of London now - they are really increasing and thriving in England at the moment.

Fluffy - there isn't much difference between a piece of kitchen paper and a piece of loo paper. Likewise (unless you're an otter apparently) there is no difference between cat poo and human poo.

Still I'm not defending it. Flushing v landfill - it all seems bad really. It's a pity we can't make it into fuel or something.

piratecat Tue 24-Sep-13 22:20:51

take litter tray to toilet and cat scooper poo into loo.

HeavenstoMurgatroyd Tue 24-Sep-13 22:28:00

I think actually there is a difference between kitchen and loo roll. Loo roll is designed to break up in water (try wetting it and it will turn into a soggy bundle) whilst kitchen roll is more robust, and therefore hard for the sewerage cleansing processes to deal with.

Can't believe I'm moved to write in detail about loo vs kitchen roll!

FWIW I bag up cat shite in nappy bags and bin it.

ArtemisCake Tue 24-Sep-13 22:33:49

Thanks everyone, i nappy bagged the last lot. Will see how it goes, think newspaper wrapping sound the best option.

HarpyFishwifeTwat Tue 24-Sep-13 22:48:04

I pop it into doggy poop bags and straight into the outside bin.

Only very occassionally flush but will reconsider in light of what people have said above.

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 24-Sep-13 22:48:15

Heavens correct, some baby wipes, loo cleaning pads etc make out they are flushable but what do they care?, it's got to break down to be flushable.

BonaDea Tue 24-Sep-13 22:50:16

Don't have a litter tray. They go outside!

SilverApples Tue 24-Sep-13 23:03:52

Bag it and bin it.

ZebraOwl Tue 24-Sep-13 23:11:11

Nappybag & into the wheelie-bin with it here too smile

VenusDeWillendorf Wed 25-Sep-13 10:42:33

Pick it up using loo roll and flush it down the loo.

Use flushable litter, not clay. Yesterday's news is good.

Do not flush kitchen roll down the loo, or wipes, they don't degrade. Only flush toilet paper down.

We use recycled newspaper litter and it's flushable, but I try and shake the poops free when I'm taking them out of the trays before flushing them away.

Next step is training the cat to go in the loo.

ArtemisCake Wed 25-Sep-13 10:52:50

They are rescue cats, so have to be in for a month or so. I can't wait until they feel at home so won't run away when let outside. Thanks for all the help.

Almostfifty Wed 25-Sep-13 14:29:22

I bag and throw in the wheelie bin. So much poo, so much litter. Can't believe two small kittens can produce so much mess.

TamzinGrey Wed 25-Sep-13 16:13:31

I scoop it into a bag and dump it in the handy council dog poo bin which is just round the corner. Have had one or two odd looks from passers by, who are presumably wondering why I've not got a dog with me.

ZebraOwl Thu 26-Sep-13 00:03:39

I guess you could take the cat along with you on a lead? wink

gobbin Thu 26-Sep-13 07:02:04

Bag it (biodegradable nappy sacks from Sainsburys) and bin it.

Not sure I understand the 'toilet as bin' concept. Have once seen an old lady scrape food waste off a plate down the loo!

TamzinGrey Thu 26-Sep-13 07:33:43

Zebra - don't tempt me! I'd love to see the expression on people's faces.

ZebraOwl Thu 26-Sep-13 08:29:23

Sure you could go just the once. And if anyone says anything about having a cat on the lead you could freak out about what the hell had happened to your dog... grin

CelticPromise Thu 26-Sep-13 08:49:12

I flush it down the loo. I shake the litter off and don't wrap it in anything. If I don't flush anything with it is it ok to flush just the poo? I hate the idea of putting it in landfill in a plastic bag. Maybe newspaper in the garden waste bin?

oscarwilde Mon 30-Sep-13 17:38:01

I use compostable bags and put it in with the "green" compost recycling. When the whole litter tray gets emptied, it all goes into landfill bin.
Two cats though so lots of poo as they are only 6 months old and come back indoors to poo. Hoping they make use of the nearby park soon...

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