I don't think you are supposed to scoop it. One of our local rescues uses it and they just empty the whole lot (shallow layer) into the garbage each day, wash the pan, then put in a fresh layer. So, it's a bit like using the old clay litter in that way.How do you use the pine litter? My friend used it but I could never figure out how to scoop it. The little pellets turn into sawdust which I can't scoop.