An­i­mal dis­posal a prob­lem for Jack­son

The Denver Post - - DENVER & THE WEST -

jack­son, wyo.» An of­fi­cial is spend­ing the win­ter fig­ur­ing out what Te­ton County will do with tons of dead an­i­mals each year once a land­fill closes due to tox­ins.

In­te­grated Solid Waste and Re­cy­cling divi­sion chief Heather Over­holser told the Jack­son Hole News and Guide that an in­cin­er­a­tor that fits the county’s needs could cost as much as $200,000.

She ex­pects the land­fill and 3 acres set aside nearby for dead an­i­mals will close by spring of 2018.

Dead pets, do­mes­tic an­i­mals and road­kill had gone to the site for free since 1989.

Over­hol­ster said a charge of $50 per ton was re­cently im­ple­mented for do­mes­tic an­i­mals like dogs and cows.

Both the Wy­oming Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion and Wy­oming Game and Fish can drop of an­i­mal car­casses for free.

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