Frequently Asked Questions

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

How does the cost of human composting compare to other options?

The average cost of conventional death care can vary widely depending on various factors such as the location, specific services chosen, and individual preferences.

Conventional Death Care

According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the median cost of a funeral with cremation in 2021 in the United States was $6,970, and the median cost of a funeral with viewing and burial was $7,848.

It is important to note that the median burial cost does not include a plot, headstone, or any other cemetery costs associated with a burial. Those additional expenses can often double the cost of a traditional burial. It is also important to note that you can often find a more economical rate for a direct cremation. The best thing to do is ask.

Our Approach

While human composting is innovative and new, Recompose aims to keep our costs comparable to other death care options. Our $7,000 price includes empathetic care and guidance from our Services team from the time of death through transformation into soil eight to twelve weeks later. Learn more about our services here and find a list of current pricing for all services in our General Price List.

We are committed to bringing ecological death care to as many people as possible. This includes providing our services at a subsidized rate to individuals who could not otherwise afford to pay our full price through our Community Fund.

Recompose operates with integrity and clarity and will never try to upsell you. We strive to be straightforward about our pricing and services so you are informed and know what to expect.

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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.