Dead Animal Collection

The SWMD collects dead animals from City streets and residences. This includes domestic animals and wildlife. Please call 3-1-1 or complete the online form to request a pickup.

This service is available everyday but is subject to holiday changes.

If the animal is at your residence, place the animal in a trash bag or box and leave at the curb.

Never place an animal in any of the three carts – brown, blue or green.

SWMD personnel cannot collect dead animals from attics, ditches, under buildings or on private property.

When possible and based on the condition of the animal, the Department will scan for micro-chips and also remove and record collar and tag data. That information is given to the City’s Animal Care Services.

Commercial collection is available to veterinary clinics for a cost of $10.00 per animal. Veterinary clinics should purchase dead animal tags to have on-hand.