What Do I Do With...?
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
- To report a dead wild animal on public property (i.e., parks, roads or sidewalks), call 3-1-1.
- Trained Public Works or Animal Services staff is responsible for disposing of dead wild animals on public property.
- If you must handle dead animals or birds, wear rubber gloves or protective material.
- Learn more about disposing of a disposing of a dead animal or fish on your property.
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