Animal Bedding (Organic) Compost (Yard Trimmings) Cart Acceptable Bedding Types These include: Natural bedding such as 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 natural chicken nesting material). 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.