Steel Crates Are Scrap Metal
Once you have removed all plastic and bedding from a metal crate, you can dispose of it as scrap metal.
Stuffed Toys and Beds Are Textiles
Fabric toys and pet beds can be disposed with other textiles.
Ways to Reduce
Make Your Own Pet Toys and Supplies
Instead of buying new toys every time your pet loses or destroys one, consider making your own pet toys out of things you may otherwise throw out. You can make braided rope toys out of old jeans, or kitty puzzle treat dispensers out of old toilet paper rolls. Sometimes, your dog may enjoy a simple stuffed sock to chew on or your cat may like an old wine cork, shoestring, or ribbons to bat around.
Use an Old Crib as a Crate
You can upcycle an old baby crib as a crate for small pets using these instructions.
Ways to Reuse
Donate Gently Used and Unused Items
Your local SPCA chapter or Humane Society may accept items in good condition.