Don't bring out your dead

UPRSWDD continues discussion of how to deal with animal carcasses after Saratoga Landfill closure


by Joshua Wood

It appeared that the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) had some direction in regards to the dead animal pit from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) following their April 1 meeting. At the May 6 meeting of the district’s board, however, it seemed that the guidance from DEQ came with its own share of problems.

During the April meeting, the UPRSWDD had been advised by Craig McOmie of the DEQ that while the Saratoga landfill would no longer be able to take whole carcases, parts of an animal such as bones, hide and head could be placed in the...

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