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
- 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.
- 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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