Dispose of Pet Food and Supplies Right

Pet food and supplies can be donated to an animal shelter or rescue organization. For donation opportunities, contact your local animal shelter, animal rescue, homestead or see the list below. Also, goods or items that are unwanted or no longer needed can be donated to family and friends that are pet owners.


See the list of locations below that accept donations of fresh, unopened and unexpired pet food to maintain their facilities or help meet their organizational mission.


Do not place empty pet food or bird seed bags in curbside or drop-off recycling. Find a reuse or place them in the regular trash.


Cat Litter

Cat litter pails should be reused or placed in the regular trash. Do not put them in curbside recycling. Consider posting plastic pails for free on donation sites or boards such as Freecycle. Many people, including painters, use them for projects. Additionally, cardboard cat litter boxes are fiber lined with plastic and the two materials cannot be separated for recycling. They are very similar to a large produce box that prevents moisture from affecting the goods inside. 



Looking to recycle, donate or dispose of other items? Use the dark blue 'What Do I Do With?' search bar at the top of every page of this website. Allow location services or use the city drop-down to find opportunities in your local area.

Angels Haven Horse Rescue

Another Chance of Ohio

Berea Animal Rescue

Chagrin Falls Park Community Center

Cleveland Animal Protective League

Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter

FOCUS North America Cleveland

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