Solid waste generated during poultry production includes waste feed, animal waste, carcasses, and sediments and sludge from on-site wastewater treatment facilities (which may contain residual amounts of growth enhancers and antibiotics, among other hazardous constituents). Other wastes include various kinds of packaging (e.g. for feed), used ventilation filters, unused / spoilt medications, and used cleaning materials. In addition to the following sector specific guidance, wastes has been managed and disposed of according to the guidance for hazardous and non-hazardous waste provided by global environmental standards.
Protect feed from exposure to rain and wind during processing, storage, transport and feeding. Maintain feed storage, transport and feeding systems in good working condition. Maintain records of livestock feed use. Consider mixing of waste feed with other recyclable materials destined for use as fertilizer. For waste feed which cannot be recycled due to potential biosecurity issues, alternative disposal methods has been secured in consultation with local health authorities.
Poultry production operations generate significant quantities of animal waste, mainly manure, but also including other materials such as bedding. Management of animal waste depends primarily on the type of operation, which may primarily consist of dry or wet cage system or litter. Animal Waste Management, Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines has been strictly followed.