Carcasses and animal by-products: disposal
Dead pets and certain waste of animal origin, such as slaughterhouse waste or leftovers from restaurants or canteen kitchens, must be properly disposed of.
Whereas the destruction of these carcases and waste is an important part of animal disease control; Only through effective treatment is it possible to render harmless recognized or unrecognized pathogens of diseases in animal carcasses or their parts.
Therefore, dead animals must be properly disposed of on a specialist holding.
Slaughterhouse waste as well as kitchen and catering waste from gastronomy and canteen kitchens containing animal parts (e.g. meat residues, sausages) are also subject to legally regulated disposal.
Dead pets do not belong in the organic waste bin or on the compost.
If you have your own property and it is not in a watershed area, you may also bury your pet on your property. The carcase must be covered by a layer of soil at least 50 cm thick.
Found a dead pet? If the animal is on your own property, you as the property owner have to dispose of the animal. If the animal is in public traffic, please contact the local regulatory authority.
Who should I contact?
The responsibility lies with the district and the district-free city.
Which documents are required?
Documents may be required. Please contact the competent authority.
What are the fees?
If dead pets are disposed of in specialist farms, costs are incurred which must be borne by the pet owner.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
Deadlines may have to be observed.
Technically approved by
Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Consumer Protection and Regional Development
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.