Managing Waste Milk

SKU A3610

Author(s) David C. Payer, Brian J. Holmes.

Knowing how to dispose of waste milk properly is an essential part of dairy milking center management. Serious problems can develop when waste milk is handled incorrectly. These include damage to the environment and potentially, a failed wastewater treatment system. This fact sheet explains why waste milk is an environmental and wastewater treatment problem and offers strategies to reduce and dispose of it.

This fact sheet is part of a series for dairy farmers and others in the dairy industry concerned about managing wastewater generated from milking activities. The series introduces practices and devices that help conserve water, energy and cleaning chemicals. Ways to treat and dispose of milking center wastewater are also discussed. The goal is to help dairy farmers operate in a more profitable and environmentally-sound manner (6 pages; 1994).