Dead animals

Dead animals will be removed from public areas within 2 hours of reporting the problem.

During office hours (8am - 7pm) please call 03330 035865.

At all other times, please call 0161 912 2020.

The Council does not offer a free collection service for pets or animals found dead on private property.

  • Large wild animals and pets (e.g. deer, sheep, fox, badger, swan) can be collected through our Bulky Waste Collection Service for a small charge
  • Smaller wild animals (e.g. rodents, birds, feral cats) can be disposed of in your grey wheeled bin. Please ensure the animal is double bagged before placing in the bin
  • Rare animals, such as birds of prey and otters should be reported to the Cheshire Wildlife Trust as they may wish to examine the animal before it is disposed of