maryland senate
Feb 2023


HB 1060 to legalize human composting was introduced in Maryland's House of Delegates in February, 2023.

On March 20, 2023, Maryland House of Delegates passed HB 1060 – Cremation – Natural Organic Reduction – Regulation, to legalize human composting. The Maryland House formally transferred possession of the bill to the Maryland Senate but there were not enough votes in Maryland’s Senate Finance Committee to move the bill forward to a vote.

We will share updates about future bills in our newsletter.

Get Involved

Even though 2023 legislation did not move forward in the Senate, it may still help to contact your Maryland State Senator to let them know that human composting is an issue that’s important to you. To make it easier for you, we’ve pulled together an email template and have information how to find your legislators’ contact info.

If you’re interested in learning more about the legislative process, we designed a legislative advocacy page with resources and talking points to give you an idea of what it takes to legalize human composting.

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We are working hard to legalize human composting in Maryland and increase access to this new model of ecological death care. We can’t do this work without the support of engaged community members like you. Here are a few ways to get involved:

  1. Subscribe to our newsletter – get news and updates on the human composting movement in Maryland and elsewhere
  2. Shop Recompose Gifts & Gear – show the world you’re a human composting enthusiast and support those who couldn’t otherwise afford human composting
  3. Tour Recompose – sign up for an in-person or online tour to see our facility and learn more about human composting
  4. Join Precompose – pay in advance and make arrangements for your future human composting with Recompose

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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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