Using a Diaper Genie for cat litter

@sedel1027 (17855)
United States
June 2, 2007 10:14pm CST
I have been buying flushable litter, but I couldn't find it. So I am back to regular scoop and throw-a-way stuff. I am thinking that is going to be a lot of Wal-mart bags taking up my garbage can making it fill up even quicker than it already does. What about using a Diaper Genie to dump litter in? I didn't have one of these when my son was little, but I would imagine it would work.... What do you think? Would this work? (I did ask my husband about this and he doesn't even know what a diaper genie is LOL)
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@Signal20 (2282)
• United States
3 Jun 07
I don't have an actual diaper genie brand, but people I've known with them, and the diaper pail I do have, I don't think they work at all. Everytime that lid is opened, it smells the whole room(yes I do clean it and have a stick up in it too). If my daughter's diaper is really bad, the smell still comes through sometimes. I'd say just save your money and Walmart bags, that's what I do lol. Or, just buy another kitchen trash can to keep in the garage, and just put the litter bags in that to keep the other ones from filling up so quickly. We actually have to take our own trash to a site, actually it's not that bad. We can dump our trash any day of the week(except Sundays), as opposed to having to wait for one day during the week for them to come pick it up. We just throw the trash bags into the back of the truck, and usually go 2-3 days during the week to dump it.
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
3 Jun 07
Well live in an apartment so I don't have any place to put another trash can (don't even have enough room for the one in our kitchen). Prior to our move, the apartment building we lived in had a dumpster in the parking lot, it was a handful of spaces from where we parked. Now, there are 2 dumpsters for the complex and neither of them are easy to get to. I try to keep our trash to a minimum because it is a huge pain getting anyone to take the walk to the dumpster. I am trying to find some kind of short cut. Thanks for the input!
• United States
3 Jun 07
Oh I think this would work fine. I was at walmart tonight and they have something like that. it's made for cats and looks like it's a copy cat of the genie. I wish I had one to use. When I catch one at the goodwill I'll be buying it.
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
3 Jun 07
I haven't seen that. I was thinking of stopping by the Goodwill or a Consignment shop for one...maybe even looking online for a good deal on one. Ugh. I hate having top switch back. It was so easy just to put the litter box in the bathroom and scoop it.
@tina12679 (1126)
• United States
3 Jun 07
LOL my hubby probualy wouldnt know what it is either. I dont have any kitties, but i can tell you that i had a diaper gene when my daughter was a baby and i could never get the dang thing to work right. it might have just been me but everytime that you twist it it is suppsed to stay twisted right to keep the smell out. well mine would always come untwisted. so if you have experiece with one and know how to work them go for it whatever makes life easier right. but if you dont then be careful i guess cause i had bad experiece with the one i had. Good Luck
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
3 Jun 07
Thanks for your input! Any experience with this product is more than welcome.
• Canada
3 Jun 07
Actually that is a really good idea and I can't see why it wouldn't work . I had a diaper Genie for my children although I don't use it anymore because I couldn't find the bags for it anymore but if you picked one up , I bet it would do the trick . The only thing is that you will still get a bit of a smell when you walk by as it doesn't illiminate all the smell but it does help it quite a bit .
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
3 Jun 07
Our cat litter doesn't smell all that much, but in large quantities it probably would. Maybe a bit of extra baking soda to help with the smell?
• United States
4 Jun 07
I think thats a fabulous idea! I would have never thought of doing that. I couldn't imagine why it wouldn't work. You might want to clean the top every day or so because I can only imagine it will get mucked up with litter. But otherwise, I think this is a great way to recycle your baby products. I'm totally passing this on.