Animal Carcass Disposal Procedures 

Facilities Services staff should following these steps when removing and disposing of an animal carcass:

  • Wear appropriate PPE – at a minimum that should include thick rubber gloves, a long sleeve shirt and pants, and closed toed shoes.
  • For small animal carcass: Using a shovel or gloved hand, place carcass in a double plastic bag, seal bag and place in an outdoor garbage dumpster.
  • For large animal carcass (i.e. deer): Using a University owner pick up truck, load carcass into truck bed, transport carcass to a remote wood area on University property, and bury the carcass three feet below ground.
  • Please notify EHSS immediately if large groupings of dead animals are found on University property.