This document provides information to State and local decision makers addressing disposal problems associated with domesticated bird carcasses (and associated fecal material) infected by the avian influenza virus H5N1. It provides a description of successful disposal management options for infected carcasses and identifies critical considerations for decision makers. This document draws from a variety of available resources and complements existing guidance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The information contained in this document may be used by State and local governments to conduct advanced planning (e.g., special permit conditions, emergency orders, pre-screening of sites) in coordination with the Federal government and the private sector. The use of any management option in response to an avian influenza outbreak must be in compliance with all State/local requirements (e.g., air, solid waste and public health requirements.). This document is not intended to provide detailed guidance on how to implement specific disposal options but rather it identifies successful approaches taken in the past. And it provides references to specific guidance on the different management and disposal options.