I've always dare I say HATED cat box duty. The system we devised, to eliminate the dust and mess from scoopable clay litter, is biodegradable, the pine smells good on the boat, is easier to maintain, clean as can be short of training them to use the head
, and waaay cheaper (one $6.49 for 40 lb bag of pine pellets lasts months).
Three things you need to get started: Something like a Feline Pine sifting cat litter box
which works because the upper sifter has feet that raise it from the litter box and the holes are small to keep the river rock from falling through; an 1" (around 15 lbs) of mini river rocks
in the sifter; 1/2" of pine pellet horse bedding
(same pellets as Feline Pine) in the litter box.
The poops sit on top of the rocks and urine passes through the sifter and is absorbed by the pellets which break down into sawdust. Get rid of the poops daily and replace sawdust with fresh pellets every few days. Simple. Our cats adapted to this new system without a problem.