Millstadt Rendering Company is our salvation for dead livestock here in Southern Illinois. They used to come get them for free, then they wanted $5, and the last time I called them they wanted $15. A bargain for a working man. They kept a card file, and it used to shame me when the old gal said, "Yep, we have you on file", or "I remember you". I'd drag the dead animal just outside the gate, leave a check for $15 in a coffee can under her neck, and when I came home from work the next evening, there was nothing left but an empty coffee can. She was gone and almost forgotten.
I worked all my life in road construction, and the Millstadt Rendering truck was one that was easily recognized. We'd see that big green truck coming, and someone would holler, "Rendering truck!!!" EVERYBODY with any experience would take a real deep breath and hold it as long as they could, and it never was long enough. That truck would gag a maggott. Those drivers had to be making $50 per hour.