How to Recycle Your Cat Litter Box Packaging

When you’re a kitty parent, you’re in for a whole lot of love from your cat, and a whole lot of litter. You can cuddle kitty and be a friend to the earth when you recycle the cardboard box or plastic pouch that carried your favorite ARM & HAMMER™ cat litter.

1.One of the ways to understand whether you can recycle your cat litter container

One of the ways to understand whether you can recycle your cat litter container is to look for a How2Recycle label. You’ll find it on the back, bottom or side of your ARM & HAMMER™ kitty litter box or bag. It will tell you if the packaging is made from cardboard, coated paper, plastic, or another material.

2.Follow the How2Recycle Directions on the Litter Container

The text below the recycling symbol will tell you whether the cat litter box or bag is recyclable as well as how you should separate it. See an example of the image below.


how to recycle cardboard cat litter packaging


Arm & Hammer™ clumping cat litters, multi-cat litters, orange box, lightweight litters, and easy clean-up litters come in cardboard cat litter boxes. These are made of paper and can be recycled with other cardboard through curbside recycling or at local collection centers.


If your cat litter container has a recycling symbol with the phrase “Check Locally,” it may not be recyclable in all communities. Check with your recycling provider to confirm that they can take it.

3.Preparing Your Cardboard Cat Litter Box for Recycling

Once you’ve confirmed that your cardboard cat litter container can be recycled in your community, ensure that it is empty and then place the broken-down box into your recycling bin. Don’t let cardboard you plan to recycle get wet.


If you’re using ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals* or Feline Pine™ cat litter, you can save the plastic bag and recycle it with your baking soda, OxiClean™ or ARM & HAMMER™ laundry detergent pouches through a partnership with Terracycle. Just follow the instructions on their site to do your part. Feline Pine Non-Clumping bags are also eligible for store drop-off.


You’ve done it! You’ve recycled your cat litter container. Now that’s doing your part to give a little love to the planet. Kitty approves.


For other tips on how to be environmentally friendly with and for your cat, check out our article, 7 Ways to Go Green for Your Cat.


*Made with natural corn, baking soda and plant extracts for outstanding odor elimination, also contains mineral oil for dust control, and artificial scent added


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