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Unreviewed P2 Options
for the
Animal Cage Cleaning Process

Following are a set of P2 options you may wish to implement. No option is perfect for everyone, but sometimes options that have worked at one facility can work at yours. They might also serve as inspiration.

Unreviewed Options for Animal Cage Cleaning

Following are a list of options that have been submitted by users of the pollution prevention planner. They have not been reviewed by pollution prevention specialists.

These options are presented so you can see what people in facilities are considering. As with any option (reviewed or unreviewed) you will have to adapt it to your facility.


Compost Wood Chips from Animal Cages

Animal cage clean-outs involve running the waste wood chips through a shredder/disposal that then discharges the slurry to the sanitary sewer as waste water. Recycling this bedding as compost that could be used by the Grounds Department would reduce wastewater and reduce the cost normally spent on fertilizer.

Start a Composting Project

Composting will reduce the reliance on purchased products by the Grounds Department. Adding animal bedding (wood chips) to that compost will recycle the animal bedding rather than disposing of it as waste.
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