COMPOSTING WITH CAT LITTER
Composting is becoming more than a personal preference to minimizing household waste or creating premium chemical-free fertilizer, it’s now considered a national resource and solution. In just the last few years, progressive U.S. cities have begun encouraging and/or mandating that residents separate their trash for recycling and composting purposes to help reduce waste expenses.
But did you know you can compost with kitty litter? Not all Litter but "Swheat Scoop" Natural Clumping Litter is made from natural wheat – a renewable, sustainable resource that’s 100 percent biodegradable.
There are multiple benefits to composting, including minimizing your household’s waste and creating premium (and free!) chemical-free fertilizer for your home or neighborhood garden.
These eco-friendly advantages are being embraced by both rural and urban dwellers. In just the last few years, progressive U.S. cities have even begun encouraging, and in select locations mandating, that residents separate their trash for recycling and composting purposes.
Michael R. Bloomberg, New York City’s long time mayor is the latest to join the movement in an effort to seize both the environmental and economical benefits of minimizing the city’s spending on trash removal. According to the New York Times, the big apple spent a whopping $336 million in 2012 disposing of residential trash, in which most of it was exported to landfills in other states. Clearly, composting is being seen as a personal and national resource and solution.
So where does kitty litter become part of the conversation? Unlike ordinary clay-based litters that are mined and never decompose and contribute to landfill overfill, Swheat Scoop® Natural Clumping Litter is made from natural wheat – a renewable, sustainable resource that’s 100 percent biodegradable. And because it is compost friendly, it’s a natural ally in the battle for a more eco-“cat”scious society.
Here are a few tips to composting with Swheat Scoop kitty litter:
Clean the litter box regularly.
o It’s recommended that feline pet parents scoop twice daily to encourage healthy feline elimination habits and to help keep the remaining, non-soiled litter clean and fresh.
o When it’s time to replace the litter (it’s recommended that the litter box be fully emptied, cleaned and refilled once a month), the residual litter can be added to the compost pile meant for enriching decorative gardens with flowers, shrubs, trees and other plants not intended for consumption. * Swheat Scoop compost should not be used in vegetable gardens.
Sort your waste.
o To yield the most successful compost, you must have the right “ingredients.” If you’re composting indoors you’ll want a compost bin, which may require you to add water periodically. An outdoor compost pile will naturally receive the appropriate amount of moisture from the ground and the rain.
o Materials you can add to the compost pile or container include:
· Non-protein food scraps
· Plant, vegetable, fruit or grass cuttings
· Coffee grains (this balances the compost’s pH levels, which helps manage odors and encourages a faster compost cycle)
o Items to sift or discard from your compost are:
· Meat or fish
· Plastics or plastic-coated paper products
Maintain and enjoy the spoils, literally.
o Add your “ingredients” as they become available and turn your compost pile regularly (once a day is recommended). Over time the materials will break down and begin to look like rough-textured soil, that’s when it’s ready to add to your ornamental gardens!
Since emerging on the market in 1994, Swheat Scoop® Natural Clumping Litter has been celebrated for its effective, eco-conscious qualities. For more information on the brand’s ongoing commitment to the environment with it’s Happy Family. Happy Cat. Happy Planet.TM seal, please visit www.SwheatScoop.com. Also find them on Face book, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram, just search Swheat Scoop.
About Swheat Scoop®
Swheat Scoop Natural Clumping Litter is a unique cat litter made from naturally processed wheat. Through a patented process, its natural wheat enzymes work continuously to eliminate, rather than mask litter box odors. This same process enables wheat starches to form firm clumps when exposed to moisture, making cleanups easy. Plus, it’s clay free, chemical free and biodegradable. Because it is clay free, Swheat Scoop is perfectly safe for kittens and is recommended by veterinarians. Swheat Scoop is brought to you by Pet Care Systems of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. For more information, call 1-800-SWHEATS (794-3287) or visit www.SwheatScoop.com.
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