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Aug 2022

Recompose Seattle Begins Hosting Tours

Public tours for individuals and small groups of the world's first human composting facility are now open

After nearly a decade of design, development, fundraising, and collaboration, Recompose opened a 20,000 square foot human composting facility in Seattle in 2020. Inside, the natural death care process is carefully orchestrated by staff using the patent-pending vessels system that Recompose has designed. The facility also offers a beautiful and intimate space for friends and family to gather and honor the person who has died.

The team is thrilled to begin hosting public tours of Recompose Seattle. Guests are led through our front-of-house rooms including Cedar and the Gathering Space. They are also shown a portion of our Greenhouse, where they view an array of active composting vessels and learn more about how the process works.

Recent guests have included people curious about this new green funeral option, current Precompose members, and folks who are considering signing up. Guests have come from New York City, Taiwan, Switzerland, the UK, and Japan.

We plan to soon start offering tours online.

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About Recompose

Recompose is a licensed, full-service, green funeral home in Seattle offering human composting. As the first human composting company in the world, we are a trusted leader in ecological death care. We are Seattle’s only human composting provider and serve clients across the U.S.

Recompose Seattle
4 S. Idaho St, Seattle, WA 98134

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Land Acknowledgement
Recompose acknowledges we make our lives and livelihoods on the lands of the Coast Salish People, specifically the Duwamish People. We honor with gratitude the Duwamish People past and present, the land itself, and the Duwamish Tribe. Colonization is an active, persistent process. Indigenous communities continue to be resilient in protecting their ecological and cultural lifeways and deathways despite ongoing oppression. Recompose respects, shares, and supports this commitment to climate healing and environmental justice. Join Recompose in contributing to Real Rent Duwamish.