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Bedding/bird sand


Bedding waste is generated where laboratory animals are kept that are not infected with pathogens or being treated with drugs.

There are two locations at the University of Groningen where research is carried out on animals. The cages in which the animals are kept are cleaned every three days. When the cages are cleaned, bedding waste or bird sand are removed.


The containers for bedding waste and bird sand should be emptied on the first Wednesday of every month before 8 a.m. The containers are cleaned by the waste company.

The bedding containers at the UMCG are emptied three times a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays). All soiled containers are replaced with clean ones on the first Wednesday of every month.


Bedding waste and bird sand are used for composting.

Last modified:12 February 2016 2.47 p.m.
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