Disposal Of Used Bedding

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Hi, just winded how other people dispose of used bedding,does it all go in the black bag waste?do you use the garden waste bags?

We have been using black bags in bins but this is attracting lots of ants so will need to get rid of them more regularly
Now using Carefresh and wood shavings so unable to separate for recycling..would that even be accepted?
Used hay from bedroom also going into black bag.

Please excuse the novice question,it's something we hadn't considered until now
 

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We have a composting bin, did you mean all of it or just the hay? What about the paper and wood?(Can you tell am not a gardener either?)
 

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Hi think you can compost all of that (provided you mix a good balance of "greens" into the composter too) but we put ours in our black waste bin. I think some councils will let you put it in the green garden waste bin - you could ring and ask.
 

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Oh by the way - Carefresh is fantastic but very expensive. Fitch is worth considering as an alternative which is a bit cheaper - ordering direct from them is cheapest. I also use Aubiose rather than woodshavings and can recommend that.
 

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Oh by the way - Carefresh is fantastic but very expensive. Fitch is worth considering as an alternative which is a bit cheaper - ordering direct from them is cheapest. I also use Aubiose rather than woodshavings and can recommend that.
Thanks, do you use both Fitch and Auboise now?Have read many like Snowflake too, can you advise on if needing to use in combination please?
 

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Up to you really whether you use just one or a combination. No right or wrong, so don't worry.

Personally, I use either Fitch or Aubiose in the hutch, not a combination. Aubiose is a bit cheaper than Fitch and I can buy a bale or two at a time whereas you get better deals on Fitch If you buy 8 bales in one go - storage can be an issue. I have bought with @PiggyOwner in the past to take advantage of the cheaper price.
I have found Aubiose is really good at keeping the top layer dry - better than other beddings I've used (wood shavings, fleece, Carefresh, Fitch)

@BossHogg uses Snowflake and loves it. I've never tried it.
 

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It may be different where you live, but where I am what is recyclable varies by region (and who does their garbage removal for them.) When I lived in Toronto, I could compost/recycle pet shavings, now that I live in a different municipality pet shavings aren't on their list and it has to go into the garbage. If you compost on your own, the Carefresh should break down okay provided it is mixed in with other, 'wetter' kinds of organic waste.
 

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I'm fairly certain different counties have different regulations about disposing used pet bedding. I know that in Essex we can put it in our green, garden waste bins (and we did for several years until we ran out of guinea pigs). However, the place I currently live (Lincolnshire) only has 'recycling' and 'general' waste bins, meaning it now all has to go in the black bins.
 
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