Avoid direct contact and use leather, rubber, or latex gloves when handling. Place in a sealed heavy-duty plastic bag as soon as possible.
Under 15 Pounds? Garbage OK
If you have a dead pet or wild animal that weighs 15 pounds or less, you can bag it and put it in your garbage.
Over 15 Pounds? Bury or Cremate
If you own property, you may bury a dead pet or wild animal that weighs over 15 pounds on your land. Bury it at least four feet deep and cover with lime juice to discourage scavengers.You can also pay to have pets cremated. For assistance disposing of wild animals over 15 pounds, contact Animal Control.
Livestock? Bury, Cremate or Render
On the Highway? Call the Police
If you see a dead or dying animal on the highway, or if you hit a pet or farm animal on the highway, report it to the police.
Alternative Ways to Recycle
Call Animal Control for Pets or Wildlife
Animal Control will dispose of wildlife at no cost. They will dispose of pets for a small fee or no cost.
Call a Veterinarian or Animal Shelter
Veterinarians and animal shelters typically offer cremation services for pets for a fee.