Dead animal disposal

Service information

The Council will only dispose of a dead animal if it is on the public highway or on council land. If this is the case please contact us.

If you wish to report a dead animal on the highway we will need to know:

  • The exact location
  • The type of animal it is or approximate size
  • Whether it is causing an obstruction to traffic or pedestrians?

When necessary, we can also arrange for the appropriate disposal of pets that have died.

To arrange collection please contact us.

Landowners are responsible for disposing of dead animals found on private land. For guidance please contact us.

Dead birds

There are special rules about reporting groups of dead birds, please see the DEFRA website for further information.



Contact details

Mail Environmental Services, Davyfield Road, Roman Road Industrial Estate, Blackburn. BB1 2LX
Phone Number(s) 01254 585921 or 01254 585397
Fax Number(s)  
E-mail cleansing@blackburn.gov.uk
Extra Information

For animals found on the public highway or Council land:

Environmental Services, Davyfield Road, Roman Road Industrial Estate, Blackburn.BB1 2LX 01254 585921 cleansing@blackburn.gov.uk

For guidance to landowners on removing dead animals:

Public Protection Service, Davyfield Road, Roman Road Industrial Estate, Blackburn. BB1 2LX 01254 267677 cleansing@blackburn.gov.uk

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