Acceptable Bedding Types
- Sawdust shavings, shredded paper, straw or hay
- Soiled bedding from vegetarian, plant-eating animals (such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice and rats)
- Reptile and bird bedding (including chicken nesting material made from organics)
Bedding From a Meat-Eating Animal? Do Not Compost
Bedding and waste from a meat-eating animal potentially contains dangerous organisms that do not break down during the composting process. Place in garbage instead.
Pet Waste Is Not Compost / Green Waste
Ways to Reuse
Use as Landscape Mulch
Unused natural animal bedding can be used as landscape mulch or garden fertilizer.