Peel Region homepage
Peel Region
main

How to Sort Your Waste

Special Services

Dead animals

This item can be hazardous to safety or health.

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

This item has options for disposal.

Medium-sized or large dead animals on your property

Medium-sized or large dead animals — such as deer, coyotes, skunks, and raccoons — cannot be disposed of into your household waste.

  • If you find an injured or dead animal in Brampton or Mississauga, call 3-1-1.
  • If you find an injured or dead animal in Caledon, call 905-584-2272

Small dead animals on your property

Small dead animals — such as a rats, mice, birds or squirrels — can be disposed of into your household waste.

When disposing of a small dead animal:

  • Never touch the animal with your bare hands. Wear disposable gloves and use a shovel or plastic bag to pick it up.
  • Put the dead animal and any used gloves or bags inside 2 plastic bags (double bag). Put this bag in your garbage bin.
  • Disinfect any tools that might have come into contact with the animal.
  • Wash your hands after disposing of the dead animal.

On public property

  • Public property is government-owned property and property 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 responsible for disposing of dead wild animals on public property.

Additional information:

See the complete list of items for: