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Dead animals on public land

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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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