Paper cat litter most often comes in a pellet form made from recycled paper. There are some granule varieties available, but they can be hard to find. Diaper based litter is often classified as paper litter. Paper litter is usually lightweight.


  • Virtually dust free
  • Safer than clay litter because there’s no silica dust to inhale
  • Softer paw feel than many other litter types
  • Very little tracking
  • Good for kittens, or cats who need to avoid clumping litter


  • Cats don’t always like the texture
  • Poor odor control
  • Can be very expensive
    • Wood stove pellets are the same thing as the cat litter variety, but are a lot cheaper