recompose staff seated in the greenhouse by human composting vessels
Dec 2023

2023 Wrap Up

The Recompose team celebrates another trip around the sun of operations, mission, and impact. 

Years ago, we set out to transform the funeral industry to make it more sustainable, more authentic, and more approachable. We’re doing it!

Here’s how:

  • Sequestering carbon by transforming the dead into nutrient-rich soil and distributing that soil to nourish forest, meadow, and gardens.
  • Facilitating community-led deathcare in Cedar, a room at Recompose Seattle that is specially designed for hands-on practices.
  • Encouraging conversation around mortality and educating the public through our website visitors, tours, and community presentations.
  • Creating opportunity for more accessible death care through our Community Fund, which directly subsidizes clients who can’t afford the full price of a Recompose service.

Here are some to-date numbers we’re excited about:

  • Seattle, a full-service, green funeral home, is a place we love sharing. Community tours average 70 people per month.
  • Our team of the world’s leading human composting experts has transformed more than 350 people into soil to date.
  • More than half of our clients donated their soil to our land conservation partners.
  • Together, with trained Recompose life celebrants, over 100 clients have created beautiful tributes to their loved ones in our Gathering Space.

Recompose Seattle embodies the change we are making in the funeral industry. Each of us is focused on quality, leadership, stewardship of the earth, and business for good. We are collectively excited for the new year ahead and look forward to deepening our community.

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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
Open by appointment


Voted Best Funeral Home in Seattle Times’ Best in the PNW Contest 2023



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.