Frequently Asked Questions

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

How long does human composting take?

The human composting process takes between six and ten weeks. Each body spends thirty days in a Recompose vessel, then the soil is transferred to a bin to cure and dry for an additional two to six weeks. We test the soil to ensure it is ready to be returned. Our staff will communicate timing throughout the process. Learn more about how our human composting process works.

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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.