Litter Genie Plus Cat Waste Disposal Bin Non-Product Review

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The other day, I got an email from a reader in Spain who had just finished reading our A Ragdoll Kitten Care Guide and decided to send me a suggestion for the book – a Cat Litter Disposal System with Odor Free Pail System.  She sent me a link to the LitterLocker II Cat Litter Bin on the Zooplus site in the UK.  So I went to check it out and it’s darn near the same design concept as the Litter Genie, which I had first purchased while couponing (I am a crazy couponer) in July 2017.

On January 9, 2018, I went to Petsmart to get some cat litter, and while I was there I saw that the Litter Genie Plus had a mail-in rebate that was going on from Jan 2-Jan 28, 2018.  I had sold one of the two (in a garage sale) that I had gotten in July 2017 – so I still needed one for my litter area in the basement…and I saw it as an opportunity to share with Floppycats readers about the mail-in rebate deal.

Litter Genie Plus Cat Litter Disposal System with Odor Free Pail System

I published it as soon as I could on our YouTube channel here.  However, due to scheduling conflicts, I wasn’t able to share it on our blog until today – which only gives you about 5 days to go and take advantage of this deal.  However, if you are reading this after the 28th, I am sure there will be other deals on this, because I did a previous deal on the Litter Genie at Target back in the Summer of 2017.

In the video below, I explain filling out mail-in rebates (which might be too much for some of you – but I have found never to assume that anything is common knowledge).  And then I go into how I feel about the Litter Genie.

I never like to give a bad review of a product – so if the negatives of a product outweigh the positives, I usually contact the manufacturer who has sent us a the product to tell them how I feel….and ask if they want me to publish the review.  They usually don’t want me to publish it…and frankly, I have learned that sometimes a product becomes a hit in our house months after we review it too – so I also don’t like to post anything negative because that can quickly change.

However, this is really a product that a human reviews – a cat’s reaction or behavior to it doesn’t really matter here (unless my cats were terrified of it).

I do like this enough to have it in my home and have it near my litter boxes – I realized that when I got rid of one of my Litter Genies (after I got the two free from Target last summer), the litter waste smell in my basement was quite worse…that might also have to do with the fact that I had to add two tablespoons of dry food back into Charlie’s diet to get him to eat – and well, that has made his pee and poop more fragrant.

Readers have also been asking me whether or not I am going to review the Litter Genie (because they know I got one at Target last summer).  This is more or less a review – because I cover everything in the video that I would in a review…so I guess I am a hypocrite.  Anyway, this is my opinion of the Litter Genie.

Pluses of the Litter Genie:

  • Does a great job at reducing cat litter waste smell
  • Seems to fit in well with my current litter box setups
  • Design concept is a good one

Minuses of the Litter Genie:

  • The bag refills!  How you have to install them….ugh.  Just watch the video to see what I mean.
  • The bag refills!  You have to keep buying them – or hack the thing – and they are costly!  I bought a 2-pack at Target for $14.99 – and a 1-pack was on sale at Petsmart for $10.99?  Huh?  So you definitely have to shop around for pricing or hack the darn thing.  They are cheaper in bulk on Amazon, for sure.  I did find a video on YouTube showing how to “hack” using the refills.
  • The spot on the Litter Genie where you open it up to replace the bags is a mess – I didn’t cut or edit any portion of me trying to tackle that – you can see what a pain in the butt it was.  When I have longer nails, it is a wee bit easier, but not much.
  • The spot on the Litter Genie where you open up the container to empty the waste and start a new strand of the bag can open up randomly when you lift the Litter Genie (like if I am taking it off the Blackhole cat litter mat to shake litter scatter back into the litter box).
  • Litter scoop that comes with it is terrible – even if it was large enough to pick up my cats’ poops or their pee clumps.  I can’t stray away from the Litter Lifter, as you all know, it’s my favorite.

Overall, it works for us for what I need – do I wish the design would be improved?  YOU BET!  And I hope it will be – or I hope we get to review a better cat waste bin, so I can add something great to our cat product shop on the site.

Many readers like this thing and use it – so you might like it just fine – and the things that bother me, might not bother you.

You can buy it online, of course – the Litter Genie and the refills are sold on Amazon.  Right now, a Litter Genie system is $14.99 on Amazon, and you can see in the video above that I paid $25.99 for it at Petsmart.

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I purchased the Litter Genie on January 9, 2018 and also on Jul 26, 2017
based on a recommendation from a reader.

Check out our other cat product reviews.

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  1. Still like the Litter Champ better than the the Litter Genie. Mostly because of the foot pedal to open the “hatch”. I use the Litter Lifter with it with no problems (can’t give up the Litter Lifter)! Yes, the refills are expensive, but since plastic bags are like hen’s teeth in California (banned in most store in my county) there’s not a lot of options besides buying something to empty the box and the Litter Champ is the best thing I’ve found!

  2. Pawesome post & video, Jenny!!! I so appreciate your honesty about the pros AND cons of The Litter Genie. Personally, I would probably find it as much of a pain in the butt to use as the “diaper pail” I had when my son was a baby…lol. 🙂 <3

    However, the information you provided is wonderful and organized and concise and honest!! Can't ask for more than THAT!!! If I had a multi-cat household again I just might have purchased one of these. 🙂 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love!!!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

  3. We’ve tried the litter genie and years ago there was a similar brand that had one and it just never worked well for us – the bags were always a pain! Once we moved into our home 3 years ago we dedicated a room in the basement for the litter boxes. We have a raised ranch, so the room has two huge windows, one on each side pretty much the full length of the room. I bought an office trash can that has a lid – its maybe a little less than half the size of a kitchen pail. I put two garbage bags in it (one inside the other). and the can sits in the middle of 4 litter boxes. The small can size prevents it from getting so heavy I cant lift it to carry it outside to the garbage pail, and the small size ensures there isn’t so much in it that the smell gets overwhelming. We keep the door closed and installed a pet door on it (we had to take the flap off because or cats couldn’t figure it out). The room has an air purifier and generally we scoop twice a day.

    After reading your post about the litter lifter years ago, we now have 2! They seriously are the best litter box scoops out there!

    1. sounds like an interesting setup – if you ever want to share it on the site, i would be happy to – always like sharing DIY things that help kitties live more harmoniously with their owners. in fact, another reader just did share her project with me and it will release on the site next month. love that you love the litter lifter!!

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