Education — Precompose

How to Complete Your Disposition Authorization

Documenting and signing your legal wishes

Congratulations on choosing Recompose for your future death care. Enrolling in Precompose helps both the people in your life and the planet. You’ve already taken the first step towards leaving the earth better.

Once you have purchased Precompose, the next step is to document your wishes via a Disposition Authorization. This legal form details what you want to happen to your body when you die, which is called your “disposition.” It also allows you to designate a backup option should your first choice not be available at the time of your death and your wishes for your soil. You can read more about your options for your soil and how to make that decision here.

The Disposition Authorization is a legal document. We suggest reading through the form, then taking your time to think about questions like what you wish to happen to your soil and which people in your life should receive some. You may want to discuss your options with a trusted friend or family member, and the people who would receive your soil. You can also change your mind at any time prior to your death by filling out a new Disposition Authorization form.

As you complete your authorization, be sure to keep a copy with your important papers like your will. The Disposition Authorization is the document Recompose will need to authorize the disposition of your remains after your death. Recompose will also save a copy with your Precompose customer records.

Making Changes

If you ever wish to change your Disposition Authorization or have questions about filling out this form, you can email us at or give us a call at (206) 800-TREE and we’ll return your message soon.

Once you’ve completed your Disposition Authorization, your next step is to designate an agent. You can see a complete list of all forms you’ll need to complete for Precompose  here.

Thank you for investing the time to document your wishes now, and for being part of the Recompose community.

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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.

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