Agricultural Waste Management
On February 28, 2019, the Agricultural Waste Control Regulation was replaced by the Agricultural Environmental Management Code of Practice. This page is being updated to be consistent with the new regulation.
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.
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.
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.