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.
Proper manure management techniques are part of responsible waste management practices. A by-product of livestock operations, manure can be used as a nutrient input for crop production. Manure must be stored and managed properly to avoid environmental impacts such as groundwater contamination.
A well-planned manure storage system is an asset to any livestock operation. Livestock manure is a valuable fertilizer for farm crops and adequate storage is a key component of a sustainable agricultural enterprise.
- Manure Storage Structures (PDF, 1.3 MB)
- Sizing Dairy Manure Storage Facilities (PDF, 450 KB)
- Solid Agricultural Waste Storage - Hoop Farms (PDF, 443 KB)
- Field Storage of Solid Agricultural Waste (PDF, 390 KB)
- Earth Bank Storages for Dairy Manure (PDF, 295 KB)
- Wood Residue Use in Agriculture (PDF, 69 KB)
Manure Handling Systems
Manure can be handled as a solid, semi-solid or liquid. Manure will vary in consistency depending on the type of management and animal housing.
- Assessment of Phosphorus Extraction from Manure Using a Centrifuge (PDF)
- Gravity Flow Slurry Channels for Dairy Manure (PDF)
- Circulatory Agitation Systems for Dairy Manure Storage Tanks (PDF)
- Daily Scraping Manure Management Systems for Dairy Farms (PDF)
- Efficient Liquid Manure Application Systems (PDF)
- Treatment Systems for Solid or Liquid Manure (PDF, 1.8 MB)
- Manure Sampling and Analysis
- Choosing and Calibrating Manure Application Equipment (PDF)
- Management & Nutrient Value of Manure (PDF)
On-Farm Biogas Production
Information about on-farm biogas production through anaerobic digestion of manure and other organic byproducts.
Wood Residue Use
Wood residue includes hog fuel, mill ends, wood chips, bark and sawdust, but does not include demolition waste, construction waste, tree stumps, branches, logs or log ends. The use of wood residue in agriculture is accepted as long as it is used for agricultural purposes and avoids pollution.