Recompose Seattle lobby
1/5: The reception area at Recompose Seattle leads into the Gathering Space
Recompose Seattle Gathering Space with chairs a lectern and a human composting vessel
2/5: 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
3/5: 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.
cedar room funeral ceremony space
4/5: A shrouded mannequin demonstrates how Cedar can be used
sink and eco friendly products in a green funeral home room for a private ceremony
5/5: Recompose provides a limited range of tools for use in Cedar. 

Recompose Seattle

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


Cedar is a space uniquely designed for personal time, private viewings, and hands-on care, like bathing or shrouding.

Gathering Space

The Gathering Space is a beautiful, intimate room that can accommodate up to 25 guests in person or 1,000 virtually for a ceremony. The room has a lectern for speakers and a screen for those who wish to show videos or photos. At the end of the ceremony, the cradle holding the body is moved into the threshold vessel and passes through to the Greenhouse, where the transformation into soil begins.


Our Seattle location has 34 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.

Tour Recompose Seattle

We offer both in-person and virtual tours.

This short video from King 5 captures our space beautifully and allows you to walk through the Gathering Space and see the vessel array where bodies are transformed to soil.


Recompose Services

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

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 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.