Litter Genie or Litter Locker Refill Alternative
You guys might recall that we reviewed the Litter Locker pet waste disposal system over a year ago. Unfortunately, the refills for the Litter Genie are not only expensive but also only last for a while. There is also a lot of plastic waste – even pulling off plastic things that reveal the continuous bag underneath.
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Litter Genie Refill Alternative
A YouTube subscriber commented on one of our videos, saying he had tried an alternative. So I bought them to try them out. He said they are less expensive and last longer (longer bag).
The FIRIK Litter Genie and Litter Locker alternative refills for the bags are the same ones you use for the Litter Genie – which we have also had. So you can use the same refills in the Litter Genie and Litter Locker. They are compatible with Litter Genie Standard and Litter Genie Plus pail disposal systems but DO NOT FIT Litter Genie XL.
What Happened to Firik Litter Genie Refills?
They were sold on Amazon but then kicked off because they used the Litter Genie brand name. So they are now sold on their website.
This is them – FIRIK Refill Cassette Litter Genie Refills Compatible with Litter Genie Standard Refill Cartridge for Cat Litter Disposal System Pail – they come in a 4-pack and what I liked the most about them is that the bag is easy to pull out from the cartridge.
It is so easy to start the bag – there is a little white sticker and a small portion of the bag that stick out – so you know exactly where to pull from to get the continuous bag started without fearing you are going to pull out a whole bunch you don’t need, which happens with the Litter Genie refills. That’s one of my biggest struggles with the Litter Genie branded ones.
Like the Litter Genie refills, they lock in odor and are durable – 7 layers work together to help to lock in the smell. Each FIRIK refill cartridge has a 21-foot bag lasting up to 12 weeks for one cat.
So, four refills will last up to 12 months for one cat (of course, this is a wee bit subjective since a cat in kidney failure, for example, will have more pee waste than one without it – and a cat on a dry food diet will have smaller pee clumps than one on a wet food diet – so it will always vary slightly). The FIRIK refill cartridge is 7 Ft longer than the Litter Genie refills.
Litter Locker Refill Alternative
These also work on the Litter Locker Plus that we reviewed some time ago now – both cassettes fit in both cat litter disposal systems – so whether you are in the USA, Canada, or Europe, these should work for your needs. Here is a video that shows all of this:
Another option that I talk about in the video:
Litter Genie Refill Hack
This Litter Genie refill hack allows you to use a regular bag in your Litter Genie or Litter Locker. It might be the cheapest replacement bag for a Litter Genie.
Other Generic Litter Genie Bag Alternatives:
Do You Have a Litter Genie XL?
The new Litter Genie XL is the same as the Canadian LitterLocker, just taller – this is excellent news because I much prefer the LitterLocker over the Litter Genie.
Does Litter Genie XL Use Regular Refills?
Yes, the Litter Genie branded refills work in the Litter Genie XL. Still, my favorite knock-off Litter Genie refills, Firik, didn’t work until a reader sent in these photos of how he modified his Litter Genie XL to make the Firik refills work.
Litter Genie XL Refill Alternative Hack
You’ll see how the bottom of the Firik refill is squared off, whereas the bottom of the Litter Genie one is slanted. So the Litter Genie ones work in both the regular Litter Genie, Litter Locker, and Litter Genie XL. But the Firik ones do not. So you have to cut out part of it:
In the photos below, you will see how he does it – with the final photo showing how the Firik refill now fits.
The Firik Litter Genie refill sizes vary – they really reduce the overall cost if you order in bulk – the more you buy, the more you save per refill.
Do you have any Litter Genie refill hacks to share?
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I know I’m a bit late to the party but I thought I’d let you know my alternative method to the litter genie/lockers!
There is an offer in the UK on Tommee Tippee Twist and Click Nappy (diaper) bins.
These bins are sturdy, easy to clean and hold about 12 litres inside. There are also plenty of 3rd party bag refill cartridges to purchase pretty cheap.
Argos have the bin & 1 refill for £17 or £33 for the bin & 6 refills.
I paid £10 for my bin & 1 refill (I bought a damaged box version, bin was perfect inside, saved even more money!) and I’ve had it about 6 weeks.
I have two indoor raggies who poop/pee several times a day and we spot clean using clumping clay litter.
As long as you push the bag down a little before depositing the waste it works a charm.
The lid naturally pushes the bag down when it seals the bin, but litter is lighter than a wet nappy so it needs a bit more depth to ensure when it twists the bag it captures all the waste.
The bin took about 4 weeks litter before it was full and about half the bag capacity. We didn’t smell a thing from the litter, even when you open it to use it the smell is trapped in the twisted bags beneath.
Considering the litter locker/genie are normally in the £40-£60 price bracket I think this is a great alternative.
What’s even better is if you have a baby you can double it up and use it for both your furry and non furry child!
Thank you for sharing, Clair! Sounds like a great alternative =)
These are NO LONGER on Amazon…
I know. Sucks.
Not sure what you’re talking about (that’s not on Amazon), but… If you’re talking about the refills…
Yes (the generics) have seemed to basically just disappear (or all been bought up, which I would very highly doubt). The only ones you can find are insanely expensive. Like at LEAST twice…up to 5 or 6 times (or more!) than you would have ever paid before. I know. I (had) been buying them semi-regularly. People/sellers are charging outrageous prices.
BUT… I just (like 2 days ago) discovered another generic brand of these refills. The brand is called wellap. They’re more easily found on eBay (pay attention to the shipping costs), but you can also Google them. There’s also another brand.. lionpapa . They even have their own website, and (apparently) free shipping in the US. You can get 4 refills/cartridges for just under $20.
Yes, I know – I think Amazon removed any products that was the generic saying it fit things like the Litter Genie or Litter Locker – however, not to worry – the Firik guy started his own website and you can order directly from him. I can search for the link, if you’re interested.
I saw you’re video about the litter locker disposal system and thought I would like to purchase it. BUT- where can a person buy it? I can’t find anyplace that sells it. Thanks for any help you can give.
It is only available for purchase in Canada and parts of Europe. It is not sold in the USA. Looks like there is one on Amazon that has crazy shipping.
Here’s another place that might sell it in the USA – Big Al’s Pet Supply
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