Creative Ways to Use Wood Pellets

Cat Litter

What once used to be a well-kept secret has spread and almost hit the mainstream. Wood Pellets are a fantastic option for cat litter. They’re considerably cheaper than most other options (you can buy a 40 lb bag of wood pellets for $5.19!) and can absorb cat urine!

As this practice gained popularity, some cat litter brands have taken to selling wood pellet litter of their own. Feline Pine is one example. Unfortunately, while these products work as intended, their prices are marked far too high. Feline Pine sells a 20 lb bag for $15.00. Cheaper pellets work every bit as well, so there’s no need to buy those expensive options.

Horse Bedding

Wood Pellets also make fantastic bedding for horses. The process is simple. Since they are really just compressed sawdust, so once you add water they’ll decompress and turn into fluffy, odor repressing bedding!

One 40 lb bag will get you about 5.5 square feet of bedding at 1.5 inch depth. The transforming process only takes around 30 minutes and it is fascinating to watch. This video from shows step-by-step how to turn cheap pellets into excellent horse bedding.


Mulch or Top Soil

Wood Pellets aren’t perfect for every single plant you wish to grow, but they can be used as mulch or top soil for some plants. If acidic soil is what your plant wants, wood pellets are a great solution.

In order to balance out the high levels of carbon found in wood pellets, you’ll need some nitrogen supplements to balance out the soil. Still, at their low price wood pellets do a fantastic job. In one blog, someone used their old, decomposed cat litter as an effective topsoil in rock beds!


  1. Anonymous on December 22, 2022 at 1:56 pm

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  2. joe on March 27, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    do they use wood pellet as mulch?

  3. Anonymous on May 28, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    The one I got Rona. Had such a strong smell – not good if the air is stale. I’m getting rid of the pine pellets.
    Will use some in mulch though. Will go back and get Yeaterays News. pellets don’t smell off

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