Recompose Seattle lobby
1/4: The reception area at Recompose Seattle leads into the Gathering Space
Recompose Seattle Gathering Space with chairs a lectern and a human composting vessel
2/4: The Gathering Space has chairs for guests and a lectern for speakers. An aerial view of Bells Mountain is in the background.
room for a green funeral with human composting bed
3/4: The body is present on a dark green bed—the cradle—and shrouded in natural cloth and greenery for the laying-in ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, the cradle is moved into the threshold vessel, where the transformation into soil begins.
human composting vessel
4/4: The threshold vessel

Recompose Seattle

Our Seattle location offers a space for friends and family to gather and contains the vessels where bodies are transformed into soil. 

Gathering Space

This intimate room is designed for family and friends to honor and celebrate their loved one. The Gathering Space is adorned with a large tapestry showing aerial views of Bells Mountain, the verdant landscape where Recompose delivers donated soil. The room has a lectern for speakers and a screen for those who wish to show videos or photos.

During the laying-in ceremony, the body, shrouded in natural cloth, lies on a dark green bed called the cradle. At the end of the ceremony, the cradle is moved into the threshold vessel and passes through to the Greenhouse, where the transformation into soil begins.


To encourage community-led death care, we have a small, private room available for those who wish to perform hands-on care for their person.


Our Seattle location has 54 vessels which are housed in a large space we call the Greenhouse. Inside the hexagonal steel vessels, bodies transform into nutrient-rich soil. Our sophisticated composting system ensures that the soil meets regulatory and internal thresholds for safety and quality. Our staff tend to the vessels during the entire process.

Visiting Recompose Seattle

We offer guided, small group tours led by Recompose staff. During the 45-minute tour, guests will be led through our front of house rooms including Cedar, the Gathering Space, and a portion of our Greenhouse, where you’ll see an array of vessels and learn more about how the process works. Sign up for a tour.

Recompose Services

If you are in need of death care services, please get in touch. Call (206) 800-TREE or email us at [email protected]

If you are interested in planning ahead for the human composting of yourself or loved ones, learn about Precompose, our prepaid funeral plan.

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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 facility in the world, we are a trusted leader in ecological death care and Seattle’s only human composting provider.

Recompose Seattle
4 S Idaho St, Seattle, WA 98134





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.