Save your back with an extremely long-handled litter box scooper like this unit from Sand Dipper. The handle is over 2 feet long!
This is a serious litter box scooper. The basket is made of stainless steel mesh and the pole is lightweight -- similar to a ski pole. A loop on the end makes it easy to hang up for storage. It even comes with a one year warranty!
The high-quality materials aren't even the big draw with this litter box scoop. Look at that handle! The pole is over 24 inches long, with a total reach (pole end to basket end) of 27 inches. Save your back with this long scooper! You'll also be able to avoid inhaling litter dust when you use a longer scoop like this one.
The Sand Dipper Jr was actually initially designed for beachcombers -- the original idea for this product was to sift through a totally different kind of sand!