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Dead animals on public land

We are having to pause the Council’s garden waste collection service for two weeks due to staff shortages. We have also had to cancel bulky waste item collections. We apologise for any inconvenience. Full details can be found in this news story.

Our Customer Service Centre on Southfield Road is now open for essential enquiries by appointment only. Please be aware that it is mandatory for face coverings to be worn on the premises, unless you are exempt. More information, including how to make an appointment, can be found in this news story.

Dead animals found on public land can be removed by our street cleansing contractor and taken for hazardous waste disposal.

This includes dead animals found on roads, pavements and public walkways.

A scanning machine is used by the street cleansing team in order to identify deceased pets that are microchipped. This provides owners with the opportunity to collect the deceased pets from the depot in Mountsorrel, if they wish to do so.

Please be aware that we cannot dispose of dead animals found on private land (such as your garden). Animals found on the central reservation or in the middle of high speed roads cannot be collected due to health and safety reasons.

If you see a dead animal on public land, please use the following link to report it:

Report a dead animal on public land

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Last updated: Mon 29th June, 2020 @ 08:44