Helpful links for Horse Owners and Humane Horse Disposal Options

Humane Horse Disposal Options


This list is provided as a resource for horse owners and is for informational purposes only. Please contact specific vendors for more information on their services.
The following definitions and guidelines apply:
State Regulation: Where applicable, the state regulation is included. Due to space constraints, if a law is extensive, only the link is provided.
Euthanasia Program: refers to a low cost euthanasia program
Equine Crematory/Cemetery Services: facilities capable of providing cremation and/or burial of horse carcasses
Rendering/Carcass Disposal: vendors who will pick up and remove deceased horses from an owner's property and dispose of the carcass


My FAVORITE, when it comes to saying good-bye:

Trails End Large Animal Disposal
Valley-wide in the Greater Phoenix Area


State Veterinarian:
USDA Cooperative Extension Service:
State Regulations
Deceased Animal Disposal Laws: Ariz. Admin. Code 18-13-311. Disposal; General
A. Refuse shall be disposed of by a method or methods included in these rules and shall include rodent, insect, and nuisance control at the place or places of disposal. Approval must be obtained from the Department for all new disposal sites and may change in the method of disposal prior to use.
B. Carcasses of large dead animals shall be buried or cremated, unless satisfactory arrangements have been made for disposal by rendering or other approved methods.
C. All public “dumping grounds,” provided in compliance with A.R.S. §9-441, shall be maintained and operated in accordance with the requirements of these rules.
D. Manure shall be disposed of by sanitary landfill, composting, incineration, or used as fertilizer in such a manner as not to create insect breeding or nuisance.
Euthanasia Programs
University of Arizona
Arizona Department of Animal Sciences, Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory
P.O Box 210038
Tucson, AZ 85721-0038
Equine Crematory Services
All Cremation Service
5646 W. Bethany Home Road
Glendale, AZ 85301
Rendering/Carcass Disposal
AAA Large Animal Removal & Disposal by T & L Maynard
31711 N. 167th Avenue
Surprise, AZ 85357
Baker Commodities Inc.
3602 E. Elmwood Street
P.O. Box 6518
Phoenix, AZ 85009

Last Goodbye
24 hour service valley wide
Gary Bennett
602 565-1514
Maricopa County By-Products
3602 W. Elwood
Phoenix, AZ 85009
602-275-3402, LLC
850 N. Silverbell Road
Suite 114-158
Tucson, AZ 85743
Tucson's Original Recyclers
3928 Fairview Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85705-2631

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:
* Waste Management ® accepts equine carcasses at some but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them:; 800-963-4776

From Tuesday's horse:
Alternatives to Slaughter: Insuring Your Horse for a Humane Death