I was looking through the New York State Department of Transportation's environmental design guidelines when I came across the Hudson Valley region's special pilot guidelines on deer composting. With a growing deer population and increasing congestion, disposal of roadkill has become a pressing logistical problem (local rendering plants are apparently also shutting down). The solution is to simply dump the deer carcasses into a compost bin and use the compost a few months later on DOT right of ways. It's a fascinating document, and I'm now keyed in to a growing national trend

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AuthorChris Hamby