Frequently Asked Questions

It is our mission to make the death care process as straightforward and as gentle as possible.

Can I buy a Precompose human composting plan if I live in a state where human composting isn’t legal yet?

Yes, you can join Precompose for your future human composting from anywhere. As of now, you will need to arrange and pay for transport of your body to the Recompose location south of Seattle separately. You can work with a funeral home in your area to arrange for transport if you choose. The cost varies by funeral home and region; for example, transport from California to Recompose starts at about $3,000. For a lower cost option, you can also ask your friends and family to transport your body themselves.

You can read full details on transport options in our article on How to Arrange for Transport to Recompose. You will also be able to transfer your Precompose membership to future Recompose locations.

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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.