Solid Waste Management



Dead Animal Collection



To request a dead animal collection to be serviced by the City of Houston SWMD, please call 3-1-1 or submit an online service request here.




  • Dead animals on a curb or a City of Houston maintained street are collected Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • The City of Houston will not collect dead animals from businesses treating, handling or disposing of animals.
  • Small dead animals, such as dogs, cats, or others of similar size will be collected at no charge.
  • Large dead animals such as horses and cattle are collected for a fee.



Dead animals located on freeways and feeder roads are handled by the Texas Department of Transportation.


Under these circumstances, please contact TXDOT directly at 713-802-5000 or submit a request at Select "road debris/litter/dead animal" listed in the Contact Reason drop down box.