In Ontario, disposal and management options and regulations for dealing with livestock and poultry mortalities are outlined on the OMFRA website. They include but are not limited to:

  • Deadstock collection service;
  • Composting;
  • Incineration;
  • Disposal vessel;
  • Burial;
  • Delivery to a licensed disposal facility under the Food Safety & Quality Act (FSQA), e.g. rendering plant;
  • Delivery to a waste disposal site (e.g. landfill), if approved under the Environmental Protection Act (most municipal waste disposal sites are not able to accept deadstock);
  • Delivery to an anaerobic digester approved under the Nutrient Management Act or Environmental Protection Act; and
  • Delivery to a veterinarian for post-mortem and subsequent disposal (infrequent mortalities).

The Regulation requires all deadstock be disposed of within 48 hours of its death or prior to 48 hours if putrefaction begins.