Stacy Hines wrote in saying her cousin was out at the Lockwood landfill recently and witnessed a large truck dumping dead animals including horses, deer and dogs. Stacy wants to know if there are any regulations against this kind of practice?
What an interesting question. I talked to Sarah Polito with Waste Management. All she would say is there is a company out of California, that also does business in Nevada and that company obtained a permit from the Washoe County Health Department to dump the carcasses.
Ordinarily it would not be allowed but Waste Management says a permit was obtained. However, when I called the Health Deparment this afternoon, they were not aware of any permit to dump animal carcasses.
So where the animals came from, and how they died remains a mystery. At least to the public. Waste management says they are not allowed to release any information about their clients. No doubt though, it was a disturbing sight.
I'll keep looking into this to see what else I can find out, but again, the health department knows nothing about any permit being issued for this.