Back when my kids were babies, I invested in a few different diaper disposal systems. They all sounded like a great idea but when it came down to it, they were either stinky, complicated or expensive to buy refills for. I found myself just collecting plastic bags from the grocery store to dispose of the really stinky diapers. For that reason I was hesitant to invest in a similar type of product made for cats.
The Litter Genie litter disposal system is designed much like diaper disposal systems except they’re a trap for the icky clumps you scoop daily from clumping cat litter. Rather than tossing those into the household trash can which is sure to stink up your house until it’s full and ready to be taken to the outdoor garbage can, it stores the daily scoops of poo.
Well, for starters, I don’t think this system is for you if you have a lot of cats. We have two kittens that fill up the Litter Genie about once a week with daily scooping. So keep that in mind.
The first thing about this product I like is the fact that it’s compact. I’d say it’s about half the size of those diaper pale systems and fits nicely in the small closet that has now been converted to the “cat room”. It also comes with a built in scoop and holder. That’s a convenient feature when your cats like to pull the scoop off a shelf a play with it in the middle of the night.
How Does It Work?
After you get your first cartridge inserted and set up it’s time to start using it. Basically, you open the top lid and drop your daily poop scoops in the hole that’s line with a bag.
Once you’re done scooping you pull the grey handle on the front of the Litter Genie which drops the poo down into the storage bag. Let go of the handle and the litter clumps are sealed inside along with the wretched fumes.
When you’ve filled up the storage bag, which we do once a week, it’s time to open the unit. Inside you’ll find the bag filled with all the litter clumps and notice there’s a built in cutter. You just pull the bag down a bit, slide it through the cutter and knot it off. Into the outdoor garbage can it goes and you can pull the bag down for another week of scooping.
We’re about 3 weeks into using the Litter Genie system and we’re still using the cartridge that it came with. What it comes down to is this …
- Is it stinky? NO
- Is it expensive? NO
- Is it convenient? Possibly. That really comes down to whether or not you have a lot of cats. For two, it’s convenient for me, especially since I’m the only one that does the scooping around here.
Connect with Litter Genie
- Website: www.littergenie.com
- Buy It: Target, Petco & PetSmart
*note – I purchased the product featured. Opinions expressed are based on my own experiences and may vary.