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Dead animals

This item can be hazardous to safety or health.

On public property, if you find a dead bird or animal, call the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative at 1-866-673-4781, or:

  • Call 311 if you live in Brampton or Mississauga.
  • Call 905-584-2272 if you live in Caledon.
  On private property, if possible, avoid handling dead birds or animals.

If you must pick up a dead bird or animal, wear gloves, then place the bird or animal in a doubled plastic bag. Tie the bag closed, then wash your hands thoroughly. Do not place a dead animal in your recycling or organics for collection.

If you don't want to collect and dispose of the dead animal, you can hire a private business or contact a pest control agency.

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