Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and advice

Recycling and waste collections after the Spring Bank Holiday on Monday 25 May will all be one day later. Check the Somerset Waste Partnership website for details

Dead animals

We are able to remove certain dead animals from land owned by the Council. This includes road gutters, pavements and public paths.

We can remove:

  • Badgers
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Deer
  • Otters
  • Foxes
  • Farm animals

We cannot remove:

  • Hedgehogs
  • Rabbits
  • Squirrels

We are not able to remove dead animals from private land. This is the responsibility of the landowner and any incidents will need to be reported to them directly.

Report a dead animal on council land

To report a dead animal needed collection on council land use the 'something else' section of the general enquiries online form or phone 0300 304 8000.

  • make sure you give the exact spot
  • if you don’t know the address include a description of nearest landmark in your report

Report a dead or injured animal on the road

If the dead animal or injured animal is in the middle of a road, report it to the County Highways by calling 0300 123 2224.