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Old 08-28-2014, 06:45 PM   #1
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Corn based biodegradable kitty litter

With my new trailer I finally have room to include Penny The Cat in my travels. That means room for a litter box and water/food bowls.

Corn based biodegradable kitty litter - in the black tank. Yes or no?

Just a thought as this what I do at home. Dump and flush.
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If it says on the package that it is safe for septic systems, then I would say yes.
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It does not say anything about septic tanks. So probably a bad idea.
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I would absolutely not put the litter into the black tank. We have used that type of litter for years and travel with 2 cats. I'm afraid the stuff would settle into the tank and not flush out well, eventually leading to nasty problems. The difference between flushing into your septic tank vs putting into the black tank is that the wastes will eventually dissolve and be digested in the septic tank. In the black holding tank, there is not enough time for dissolving to take place. It is exactly what the name says: a "holding" tank. With that said, what we do is just bag the litter into plastic grocery bags or garbage bags and dump it into dumpsters along with the rest of the garbage.
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Thank you both, it was just an idle thought. Bag and toss for sure.
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You don't want solids grains in your black tank. The grains will ruin the valve seals and really muck things up. Even if you scoop, grains of litter will stick and even those bits will mess things up. RV valves don't like stuff that can jam them or get stuck in a seal. The new gel type litter would not be good either. I put some of that on my driveway thinking it was the clay based stuff and you talk about a mess. If they made a litter that dissolved when wet then that might work. A composting toilet might work as well instead of a tank based system. You might have a 5 gallon bucket to put waste in till you can dispose of it properly.

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