Agricultural Waste Management

British Columbia is proud to be a leader in sustainable environmental management – with air and water quality that ranks among the highest in the world.

Effective waste management procedures and solutions contribute a great deal to preserving our environment.

Waste Management Practices

Maintaining responsible and efficient agricultural waste management practices is critically important for farmers and citizens of B.C.

Manure Management

Responsible waste management practices include proper manure management techniques. Manure is a by-product of livestock operations and it can be used as a nutrient input for crop production.

Carcass Disposal

Mortalities are an unavoidable aspect of animal husbandry. Livestock producers may dispose of mortalities from their own farms through various means. Information is available on several options and technologies available for carcass disposal of poultry and livestock.

Agricultural Waste Management Resources

Information relating to agricultural waste is available from many other agencies and organizations. Read about the Livestock Waste Tissue Initiative, manure management and systems, and agricultural waste management practices.

Specified Risk Material

Specified Risk Material is the cattle tissue that can harbour the infective agent known as a prion, which causes Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) or Mad Cow Disease. Specified Risk Material is regulated federally under the Health of Animals Act and Regulations, and strict handling and disposal procedures are required if Specified Risk Material leaves the farm where the animals died.

Agricultural Waste Management

Nutrient Management

Nutrient management is about supplying crops with the amount, form, placement, and timing of nutrients (whether as manure, commercial fertilizer, or other nutrient sources) to optimize crop growth and minimize environmental risks.

Contact Information

AgriService BC

Have a question?  Call or email and a staff person will assist you.

Telephone: 1 888 221-7141

E-mail: AgriServiceBC@gov.bc.ca

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