Updated: 2023 Dead Animal Composting Seminars

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Updated: 2023 Dead Animal Composting Seminars

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Solid Waste Permitting and Corrective Action Program is hosting three Dead Animal Compost Seminars beginning on May 3, 2023 in Moorcroft, May 4, 2023 in Torrington, and May 8, 2023 in Cody. Each seminar will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will conclude before 2:30 p.m.

During each seminar, Caitlin Youngquist with the University of Wyoming Washakie County Extension Office will provide participants with the basics of how to successfully compost whole animals, offal, or viscera. DEQ will also discuss solid waste permitting requirements and funding opportunities for composting operations. In the afternoon, in-person participants will gain hands-on experience constructing a compost windrow.

Please join us in person to take part in these unique hands-on training opportunities. A virtual option will be available for the classroom portion of each session. Registration is required and lunch will be on your own for in-person attendees. To register, please visit the DEQ website at https://deq.wyoming.gov/shwd/solid-waste/ and click on Training.

  • May 3, 2023 in Moorcroft, Wyoming
    • Moorcroft Town Hall, 104 N Big Horn Ave, Moorcroft, WY 82723
  • May 4, 2023 in Torrington, Wyoming
    • Torrington City Hall, 436 East 22nd Ave, Torrington, WY 82240
  • May 8, 2023 in Cody, Wyoming
    • Park County Public Works Office Building, 1131 11th Street, Cody, WY 82414

If you have questions, please contact Craig McOmie at (307) 473-3487 or Jody Weikart at
(307) 777-3501.

Future training sessions still to come:

  • August 21, 2023 – Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Operator and Manager Exams
    • This session will be in-person only and will be held during the Annual WSWRA Conference

    • Registration conducted through WSWRA

  • September 27, 2023 – MSW Annual Report

  • November 2023 – State Guaranteed Trust Account Informational Webinar

Please consider joining us for these training sessions. Registration will open 45 days in advance of each training session.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternative formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities.

Para español, visite deq.wyoming.gov.