Rebecca Norman -If you're not too constrained for space, you can make a barrel sized compost heap for the kitty-sawdust, and leave it for a year or two at a time.
Lisa Brunette wrote:Hello! I've read this thread with great interest. I didn't realize we could save money by purchasing stove pellets in place of Feline Pine or other brands of pine cat litter pellets. Question: Are the stove pellets larger? Do they contain more sawdust particulates than the kitty pine litter? I don't want to get something that isn't formulated for cats and might cause respiratory problems.
The reason I came to this discussion was actually because I was looking for information on using spent pine pellet sawdust as mulch. We remove the feces each day, but the urinated-upon, broken-down pine sawdust seemed like a great source of acidic matter for our blueberries. The blueberries - and everything around them - are inclined to agree. I don't compost this. Instead, my husband and I dump the pine sawdust into an empty flower pot, along with his coffee grounds, and when the flower pot is full, we spread the pine sawdust/coffee ground mixture around the garden.
I just want to make sure we're not causing ourselves or the water supply any problems by doing this. The cat is healthy, the pine sawdust is free of feces, and there isn't even a smell once it's distributed. It rains here frequently, and that helps break it down. Any insights? Searching around on this topic seems to bring up a lot of alarm about toxoplasmosis from cat poop, but I don't think that's a serious issue here since the feces is removed.