Frequently Asked Questions

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

Can pets be composted?

Unfortunately, we cannot compost your pet or any other animal. Washington law restricts the use of human disposition equipment to only be used for human remains.

However, for the pet lovers out there, we can add the cremated or aquamated remains of your pet(s) into your soil. We also can combine the cremated or aquamated remains of a person into your soil. This process is commonly referred to as commingling.

The alkalinity of cremains can negatively impact the microbial action needed for the composting process, so the ashes are added after the soil is removed from the vessel and before the curing process. Learn more about the composition of soil after the Recompose process.

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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.