Adopt-A-Dumpster Program

Looking for a way to help out with chronic wasting disease management efforts? The Adopt-A-Dumpster program allows individuals and groups to sponsor sites to help hunters properly dispose of deer remains and comply with deer carcass movement restrictions.

You can help by:

  • Monitoring dumpsters (keep the area free of litter; reposition cover to keep out rain and snow).
  • Donating funds to cover all or partial costs of a dumpster location.

To get involved or find out more details, please contact Bryan Lueth at [email protected] or 651-259-5190.

Fully equipped CWD caracass disposal stationExample of a CWD carcass disposal station. Not all are fully equipped as shown.

Thank you to our sponsors:



Dumpster Site(s) or Donation

Bluffland Whitetails Association

Bluffland Whitetails Association logo
  • Caledonia
  • Harmony
  • Houston
  • St. Charles
  • Stewartville

Bluff Country chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association

Minnesota Deer Hunters Association logo
  • Winona/Witoka

Backcountry Hunters and Anglers

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
  • Cash donation

Crow Wing County 

Crow Wing County logo
  • Brainerd

About the program

The DNR's chronic wasting disease Adopt-A-Dumpster Program was created by the 2019 Minnesota Legislature to help hunters comply with carcass movement restrictions and minimize the spread of chronic wasting disease.

(To find a carcass disposal location for your harvested deer, please visit your CWD surveillance area page: southeast management zonesoutheast control zonenorth central management zone.)