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, waste is managed and disposed of according to the guidance for hazardous and non-hazardous waste provided by global environmental standards.
Poultry production operations generate significant quantities of animal waste, mainly manure, but also include 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 have been strictly followed.