Frequently Asked Questions

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

If I donate my human composting soil to conservation efforts, how will it be used?

Human composting creates one cubic yard of soil per body. Recompose offers families the option to take the soil home to use on trees and plants, or the option to donate some or all of the soil to a conservation partner. Our current conservation partner is the nonprofit organization, Remember Land. They manage a 700-acre forest in southern Washington called Bells Mountain. The soil that is donated to Bells Mountain is used on conservation projects like tree nurseries, erosion repair, and replanting native plants after the removal of invasive species. The nutrients that were once the body return to the earth.

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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.