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Litter Genie Litter Genie Plus Cat Litter Disposal System

Quick, clean, easy and odorless cat waste disposal systemA hygienic way to clean out your cat’s litter boxLitter Genie Pail features durable plastic constructionLitter Genie Plus comes with a litter scoop, scoop holder & refill bag dispenser cartridge that lasts up to 2 months per 1 cat
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How does the center peice in the center that you pull out and then push back in operate? Or what is it's purpose?

And how does this hold in odor so efficiently as it suggests? Pics would help!
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
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The center piece is the lock between the scooped litter and the air. It stops the odor from escaping into the room. It just pulls out and you push it back in. I don't know how the odor does not escape unless it is the bag system that advertises special bacterial bags. With out the center piece, the Genie is useless.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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The center piece closes over the open bag that holds the waste. It locks the odors in similar to putting a lid on it.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
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You open the lid, drop in the waste and then pull out the slider. Once you pull it out, all waste drops to the bottom of the bag. Push the slider back in and it seals in the oders. Works great
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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Warren Ma
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Yyou put the waste in the top, pull the tab and because you should have pulled the bag all the way down into the base of the box, the waste drops down to the "basement" where it is held in place as the tab slides back. The tab shuts off the bag so no smell comes out.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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This opens the interior lid to the area where the litter is stored and will allow the scooped litter to drop down in the plastic bag. When you release the interior top closes over the litter reducing and/or eliminating the odor. The bottom button opens the lower part of the container so you can remove the bag with the litter in it. You just use the bag cutter to cut the bag, tie it and remove it. You then pull more of the bag (about 16 inches), tie the bottom and close the litter genie. You ar ready to fill again.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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Operation is simple. The top has a lid which opens into a chute. The chute exposes the pull down bag. The "piece in the center" is spring loaded and pinches the top part of the bag and closes off the smells from the waste below. All you do is drop the waste into the chute and it is temporarily held up top by the spring loaded piece. Then close the top, slide the spring loaded piece and the waste drops into the bottom part of the bag. If you scoop slowly and drop the waste carefully, the entire process is 100% mess free.
answered 2 years ago
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fine
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Florida
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There is a pre disposal area above the pull out lever. Once you drop in the waste, you pull out the lever to drop the waste into the bottom of the unit. I'm not completely happy with the odor control. I smell it and wish it was better. I guess I'll just have to empty more often, and plan on putting deordorizers in the basement. I wouldn't put this in a room where people come in/out...they would definitely be able to smell the waste.
answered 2 years ago
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Cincinnati, OH
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The center piece has a spring in it that allows you to pull it back so that the dirty litter falls in the bottom part of the bag. It then closes super tight so as to not let any odors out. It works exactly like the diaper genie if you've ever seen one of those used. It takes up very little space also.
answered 2 years ago
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Virginia
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answer 10
It acts as a trap/schute and seals the smell.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
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Clearwater FL
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answer 11
You open the cover, drop the clumps in -they will land on a slanted surface inside that covers the entire area inside, then you pull out the center handle which then opens up the area inside, the clumps fall into the bag, you then push the handle back in, and it seals up the entire area inside again until you are ready to repeat the procedure. The slanted surface helps for the clumps to fall into the bag when you open it. No need to have to come in any contact with the clumps. The odor stays inside and you never smell anything. I have had no issues with it. It's worth buying.
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answered 2 years, 1 month ago
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Is the Litter Genie good for 3 cats and how often would I have to empty it if I scoop once a day?

I just wanna makes sure this is good for multiple cats before purchasing.
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
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I have 3 cats, and this is definitely good for multiples. I have 2 large cats and one small cat. The disposal system for the small cat's box (sometimes used by the large cats) is good for 2+ weeks. The Litter Genie by the big cats' box might last 1.5 weeks. Depending on your cats, you might need to empty it once a week, and it wouldn't smell between times you empty it. At least that's my best guess
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I can tell you that I have 2 cats and I need to replace the 'bag' about every 3rd day using clumping cat litter. Lot better than 2 or more plastic grocery bags every day.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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North Central Arkansas
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I use it for two cats and get about a week out of it. For three cats, you'd maybe have to cut and seal the bag at about 5 days? I think it's worth it because it's very convenient, efficient, and no smells escape. Why not use it, because you have to clean out that litter box anyway, and put it somewhere! This will save you time, if nothing else.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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I have 3 cats. If you are using scoop litter, it will probably fill up fast due to the urine balls. If using clay litter, of course it will not. I purchased it for my bathroom area to keep the odor out and currently switch between the scoop and the clay litter. I also have 3 potties in the basement that I just scoop into bags from the food store.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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cranberry twp pa
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Yes its awesome, just buy 2. I empty mine out every week on garbage night, but you can go longer.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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covington ky
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I bought two of these, one for each room with a litter box, I find that I need to change the bag once a week.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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Maryland
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I have two bunnies and one cat, so it's a little different, but even with three cats and normal amounts of pet waste; I would be confident saying you would only have to empty it once a week, maybe twice at the most. It holds quite a bit!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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answer 8
If you have 3 cats, you might want to consider 2 boxes. But to answer the question, The Litter Genie has a carrying indentation on the back so it can be moved from box to box easily. I have 2 cats and used to scoop once a day but now that it's so easy, I scoop 3 times a day. I find the bag is full about every 4 days or so. For you maybe it would be every 3 days. I would recommend this to a multi-cat household.
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answered 1 year, 9 months ago
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Can a person without a spleen have a Liter Genie in our home?

we saved a stray baby kitten, our family fell in love with him. The only problem is my husband has no spleen due to a bad car wreck several years ago. He was instructed to not be around cat liter. Our six year old Sammy is absolutely attached to our kitten that we named Faith. Is the liter genie from Petco a solution for our family?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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This could be an excellent solution for your situation, if you keep the litter box in a remote part of the house, where your husband can avoid contact. Once the lid is closed again after cleaning your cat box, the system is basically closed tight until the next time. When it's full, you use the cutter, and knot or twist-tie the end for disposal outside.

I think you need to ask his doctor, though. The concern is probably that used cat litter can harbor toxoplasmosis, and it's possible there should not even be a cat in the house at all. Please check, and good luck.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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You will still have to be around the litter as you need to scoop it. The only thing the Genie does is collect the cat's urine and solid waste and store it in the Genie container until a bag is full, then dispose of the waste materials.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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This traps the clumps, but you'll still have the litter and dust associated with it, you may want to consider alternative litters like pine or paper litter instead of clay.
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answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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This helps with litter after it is used, but the open litter box may still be a problem.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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Question about the bags.

This product includes a 'refill bag dispenser cartridge'. What does that mean? Does the cartride contain additional bags, and if so, how many. Is it possible to use any other disposable bag, or do you have to buy Genie brand bags in the cartridge?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
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Because of the shape of the product, I think you have to use Litter Genie refills. The only other similar product I know of is Litter Locker II, and those are round instead of square.
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The cartridge is basically one long tube of plastic. You make it into bags by tying the ends. I don't see how you could use regular bags in this product. It was pretty well designed for only their 'bags'.

I'm pretty resourceful, so if their were a way, I would have thought of it.....

Best just use their bags.
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The square cartridge sits flush with the top, directly under the lid. It's a continuous length (18 ft, I think I read) which you tie off with a knot at the free end, and drop into the bin at the bottom of the Genie. You then close the top, and the two halves are then joined up by the hinges nice and tightly. This system allows the odors to be trapped inside. Though you could drop any old plastic bag in there, it's not going to seal in smells, which would knock your socks off after a few days. This system works about a week with two cats before I cut it off with the cutter inside, tie off the bag, and dispose.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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The product comes with one cartridge and is approximately 15 feet of bags. I don't know of any other bag that is currently available for the Genie. I wait until PetCo has a 40% off website and order additional cartridges for my cats.
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Where is the cutter?

Where is the cutter that cuts the bags without scissors? The directions I got for this included only a vague drawing which points to somewhere in the middle of the unit, when it's opened. There's nothing there! I found a video on another website that shows an attachment in the middle clearly labeled 'cutter'. Are all units supposed to have that? Do I have to buy it separately?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
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My unit has the cutter already inside. It should have one in yours too.
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The cutter comes with the Genie, of course! If you don't have one, it's defective. I hope you've been able to get satisfaction directly from Petco by now (5 months later as I write this)!
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What was your first pets name? Flex

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Wht's the differences b/t Litter Genie & Litter Genie Plus?

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The shape of the refills--Litter Genie refills are square. Also Litter Genie Plus is much sturdier, but both products work in the same way.The product description touts a carrying handle, which is a rectangular hole in the back to make moving the Litter Genie from one litter box to another easier, Litter Locker didn't have this feature, so I'm used to having 2 disposal systems, and I don't plan to move the Litter Genie around.

I was hesitant to purchase Litter Genie, but I'm happy I did. The cost of the refills seems comparable to those for Litter Locker II.
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Does anyone know if the plastic bags in the Litter Genie are bio-degradable?

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