Animal Bedding (Organic) Curbside Trash Curbside Organics Please read below to determine how to properly dispose of the bedding of your pet depending on the type of animal and bedding. Acceptable Bedding Types These include: 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 These animal by-products should go in your garbage: Kitty litter – Learn how to dispose of kitty litter properly. Cat and Dog Waste – Learn how to dispose of pet waste properly. Ways to Reuse Use as Landscape Mulch Unused natural animal bedding can be used as landscape mulch or garden fertilizer.