Self watering plant buckets made from cat litter containers
We have been using these tubs for our previous cat and current cat for many years. However I leave the lid off and we cut a square hole in the side about 6″ or so from the bottom. Our vet said enclosed litter boxes were not healthy for them. Unless the cat goes crazy digging in the litter it contains it really well. We also use chicken feed for our litter and it works really well and is super cheap. It’s made from corn and since there is a ‘corn litter’ on the market I figured it was safe enough. My first 2 cats lived to be 18+ years old. Both were indoor cats and our new baby (adopted at 1 year old) is indoor as well.
Step Six: Carefully align the non-slip drawer cover onto the lid lining both holes up. Lift the non-slip material little by little and glue it onto the lid with a hot glue gun. This step was the most time consuming and works best if you have a helping hand. I glued around the edge of the hole first and then glued the rest of the non-slip material down. When finished fill the container with litter and replace your old litter box.
To protect public health, safety and well-being, no personshall place or deposit institutional, commercial, industrial, special, orHazardous Waste in any Civic Litter Container. (Added by Ord. 1020, adopted5-28-96)I always had a hard time finding a litter box that was deep enough for my cats. They kicked loads of litter out the side with traditional boxes. Then I tried a covered box and it just made them stinky when they came out. So I made my own litter box.
I simply bought two deep Rubbermaid containers (I think Rubbermaid would be better than Sterilite since Rubbermaid is a little more flexible) and cut two openings in the front of the containers. I had my dad actually cut the openings with a saw, but I think a sharp box cutter (and a little safety precaution) would work, too. This has been the "perfect" solution for my cats because they only spill litter out the front, and even then it's not very much.
I hope someone finds this tip useful!
By Kathy from SDKitty litter containers are generally #2 but there are two types of processes used to make plastics. The chemical used to release the plastic from the mold determines if the plastic will be food grade or not (food grade is a more expensive process). I personally wouldn't risk putting food into anything that held non-food type contents that could potentially contaminate the food anyway. And not just for humans but also food for pets.Container gardening with empty (Tidy Cat) cat litter containers, painted black as to not offend the neighbors' delicate sensibilities. Leaving the back of the lid on gives a great place to write what you've planted! Also placing a plastic cup with holes in it will allow for slow watering that's semi-sheltered from the sun.I had the same question, and wrote an e-mail to Purina. Their answer to me was: "We appreciate your interest in our products. Please know the fragrance used in litter can be absorbed by plastic, as such; litter containers should not be reused if the lingering odor is a concern (i.e. for food or water storage"I upcycled some Tidy Cats kitty litter containers to make planters! 1. PREPARE: Cut off the plastic handle & drill holes in the bottom of the container. 2. PAINT THE BASE: Make sure you use a spray paint that sticks to plastic. 3. STENCIL: Wait an hour then add some fun stencils! 4. TRANSPLANT your plant. Perfect for the DIY urban garderner!