Recycling & Waste

Road Kill


Deer carcasses and other road kill may not be placed in the trash, dropped at a transfer station, disposed at a rendering plant, or left to rot.

Call the road authority that has immediate responsibility:

  • For interstates, U.S. and state highways, contact the Minnesota Department of Transportation at 651-234-7110. 
  • For county roads, contact Ramsey County Public Works at 651-266-7100. 
  • For lesser roads and streets, contact your city/township .

The property owner is responsible for the disposal of the animal carcass on private property. For more information, refer to Dead Animals.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has designated the following landfills in the metro area as appropriate disposal facilities for road kill. Call for hours and fees.

Disposal Companies

Burnsville Landfill, Inc.
2650 Cliff Road West
Burnsville, Minnesota, 55337
Elk River Landfill
22460 Highway 169 NW
Elk River, Minnesota, 55330
Pine Bend Sanitary Landfill
2495 East 117th Street
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, 55077