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Dead animals

This item can be hazardous to safety or health.

Do not place a dead animal in your recycling, organics, or garbage for collection.

This item has options for disposal.

On private property

  • Property owners are responsible for disposing of dead wild animals on private property.
  • Private businesses will dispose of dead wild animals for a fee.
  • If you choose to dispose of the dead animal yourself, consider burying it next to a tree or property line.

On public property

  • Public property is goverment-owned property and real estate that's available for public use such as parks, beaches, roads or sidewalks.
  • If you find a dead wild animal in Brampton or Mississauga, call 3-1-1.
  • If you find a dead wild animal in Caledon, call 905-584-2272.
  • Trained Public Works or Animal Services staff is responsible for disposing of dead wild animals on public property.

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