The Cat Litter Disposal System - Cat Info Detective

The Cat Litter Disposal System

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Welcome cat lovers looking for a cat litter disposal system to make life easier! Skye Blake here, with the scoop on what’s available for use with your litter boxes…

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The information here is for general knowledge… always see your vet with questions about your cat’s individual needs.

Who Is Skye Blake?

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Skye Blake, Cat Info Detective, is a curious cat researcher (not a veterinarian) who sniffs out expert, reliable sources about cats, studies their information, then passes it on to you! 

Sometimes there’s not enough evidence for easy answers, so Skye gives you all sides, explains the situation as thoroughly and clearly as possible, and links you to experts on each page.

Sources are at the bottom of each page so you can do more snooping.

Cat Litter Disposal System

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Looking for a convenient garbage can to have next to your litter boxes so you don’t have to carry them to the trash?

Something that’s for litter only and will contain odors?

If so, you might find a cat litter disposal system useful for your litter box areas.

These systems are containers you keep near the boxes for easy disposal (think “diaper pail”).

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They’re made so you can easily dump waste in when scooping.

They collect the waste in plastic or biodegradable bags and seal in odors (or at least reduce them). Then you throw away the bags.

You’ll have to buy bags or liners, deodorizers, filters, etc. (depending on the brand), so that’s an ongoing expense.


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Liners are available for litter boxes just like your kitchen trash can.

The idea is to lift the liner when the litter’s dirty, tie it up and throw it away.

There’s only one problem with this…

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Most cats’ claws slice up liners and urine pools underneath them in the bottom, making a smelly mess.

That certainly defeats the purpose! Some cats don’t like the feel of the plastic, either.

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Disposal systems and liners are available at pet stores and online suppliers like Chewy and Amazon.

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Curious about litter boxes, litter, and other accessories? Check out “Supplies For Cats“.

If you’re having problems with a cat peeing or pooping outside the litter box, take a look at “Behavior” to find out what might be causing this and how to fix it.


Sources used on this website are either primary or secondary.

Primary sources are always preferable and have the most reliable information because they’re original and directly referenced.

Scientific abstracts and data are good examples of primary sources.

Secondary sources are weaker because they usually consist of opinions or articles that give no sources of their own.

However, sometimes they refer to primary sources.

When I use secondary sources, most are those with some authority, such as veterinarian or cat behaviorist books and articles.

List of Sources


I make a small commission on some of the sources listed below if you choose to purchase them from here.

Some products listed link to companies that sell them, whether or not I make any money.

77 Things to Know Before Getting a Cat“, by Susan M. Ewing, Fox Chapel Publishers International, Ltd., 2018


The Best Kind of Litter Box for Longhaired Cats“, by Jet Perreault, Petful, Dec 5, 2014

The Cat Whisperer“, by Mieshelle Nagelschneider, Bantam Books, The Random House Publishing Group, New York, NY, 2013,

“Cat Wise”, Pam Johnson-Bennett, Penguin Books, an imprint of Random House LLC, New York, NY, 2016

“The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting & Owning a Cat”, by Sheila Webster Boneham, PhD, Penguin Group (USA) Inc., New York, NY, 2005

Decoding Your Cat” by American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, editors: Meghan E. Herron, DVM, DACVB; Debra F. Horwitz, DVM, DACVB; Carlo Siracusa, DVM, PhD, DACVB, DECAWBM, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, New York, NY, 2020


“Litter Box Happiness for Cats of All Ages”, Dr. Sophia Yin, CattleDog Publishing, January 25, 2017

“Litter Training”, Kitten Lady

Think Like a Cat, How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat – Not a Sour Puss“, by Pam Johnson-Bennett, Certified Animal Behavior Consultant, Penguin Books, Penguin Group (USA) Inc, New York, NY, 2000, 2011

Total Cat Mojo” by Jackson Galaxy with Mikel Delgado, PhD, Tarcher Perigree, Penguin Random House, LLC, New York, NY, 2017

“What Your Cat Wants”, by Francesca Riccomini, Thunder Bay Press, Octopus Publishing Group, San Diego, CA, 2012,

Updated April 13, 2024

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