How to compost dead animals


WYOMING – The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is organizing two Animal Mortality Composting Seminars to be held on May 26 in Sundance and June 1 in Bridger Valley. With landfills across the state closing and shifting operations toward regionalization, the DEQ realizes there may be more questions on how to appropriately manage dead animals and offal or visceral generated at meat processors or slaughterhouses.

During the seminar, Caitlin Youngquist with the University of Wyoming Washakie County Extension Office will provide participants with the basics of how to successfully compost both whole animals and offal or visceral. In the afternoon participants will work with her to construct a compost windrow. The DEQ will also be there to discuss solid waste permitting requirements and funding opportunities.
Please consider joining us in person to take part in this unique hands-on training opportunity. If you are unable to attend in person but would still like to join us please email Jody Weikart at [email protected] for a Google Hangout link.

The May 26 seminar will be at the Sundance City Hall, 213 E. Main St., starting at 10 a.m. and ending by 2:30 p.m. The June 1 seminar will be at the Uinta County Library, 129 S. Franklin St., Lyman, starting at 10 a.m. and ending by 2:30 p.m. 

For more information, please contact Craig McOmie at 307-473-3487 or Jody Weikart at 307-777-3501.

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