Dead Animal Removal

Solid Waste Services will collect dead animals placed curbside at a residence, in the public right of way, and/or on a city street.

  • Dead animals left curbside should be placed in a bag or box for collection.
  • Please do not dispose of dead animals in your city-issued garbage, recycling, or yard waste cart.
  • Call Customer Care at 919-996-3245 to arrange for the collection of a dead animal prior to placing it at the curb Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • After hours and on weekends, report the dead animal to 919-996-6311.

Please note: Solid Waste Services collects animals within 24-48 hours of the request being received. 




Customer Care



Lead Department:
Solid Waste Services
Service Categories:
Animal Control