There are many ways to dispose the dead bodies of animals
- Burial. Burying the animals is usually the preferred method for most people. But before doing so, make sure you have contacted district health officials. They will help you locate a site that is acceptable to the local environmental protection agency. That way, you can avoid violating local ordinances. The carcasses should be treated with lime and pesticides to avoid unnecessary odors and must be buried at least 6 feet deep. It must be at least 100 feet away from any source of water. Burial is the most common method in the disposal of animal carcasses.
- Cremation or Incineration. Burning is another way of disposing animal carcasses, but it is not as easy as creating a bonfire and throwing the bodies into the fire. By doing so, you may be releasing deadly viruses into the air. What you must do is to find a permitted crematory or incinerator. Medical Waste Incinerators are specifically designed for animal cremation among other things. Animal carcasses must always be reduced to ash.
- Rendering. Rendering converts waste animal tissues into a stable, value-added materials. It is a safe, rapid, and economical method of dead livestock disposal. In Rendering, animal wastes are transported to rendering plants and follow safety measures to prevent spreading infections to the environment.
- Landfill disposal. Animal carcasses can be disposed in a local landfill. Before doing so, you must contact the local landfill and enquire about specific requirements for disposal.
- Alkaline Hydrolysis. Another effective form of carcass disposal is Alkaline Hydrolysis. It is an environment-friendly technology that doesn’t need to burn dead animals. Instead, it hydrolyzes all biological material destroying all the pathogens. Organic components are reduced to a sterile solution that can be released in the sewage system.
There are also other methods for disposing animal carcasses that have been developed to process certain animals. These methods include fermentation and composting. Consult local agencies before using these methods.
The manner of death should always be considered when disposing an animal carcass. Some animals carry potential viruses and proper disposal can prevent viruses and infections from spreading.
Disinfection is another important factor in the proper disposal of animal carcasses. Always use approved chemicals when disinfecting an area.
There are also companies that deal with this kind of problem. They use technologically advanced systems that offer much safer methods that help eliminate the hazards of landfills and burn pit waste disposal that can seriously damage the environment.