We recently switched from a corn based litter to a clay based one bc of recommendations for clumping and odor control.
However I read that the litter should not be flushed because they may expand in the pipes.
So, now I'm paranoid about doing a full cleaning the litter box...I.e dumping the litter and washing the box.
When I dump the contents there are still some damp smudgy stuff on the walls. I would scrape off as much as I can.
Then I take it outdoors to rinse and dump the water bc I don't want to introduce a speck of clay litter into my pipes.
Is this the way people clean their litter boxes? What about the 'bacteria' that may be left on the ground, etc. ?
What's a safe (to pipes) and sanitary way to wash/clean the box?