Frequently Asked Questions

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

What do I tell my family to do when I die?

Within Washington State: At the time of your death, your loved ones can call us at (206) 800-8733 and we will arrange to take your body into our care.

Outside Washington state: At the time of your death, your loved ones should contact the local funeral home you have chosen to send your body to Recompose. The chosen local funeral home will then contact Recompose to coordinate the arrival of your body to our facility. After your body arrives at Recompose, we will contact your designated agent or next-of-kin to continue arrangements.

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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 facility in the world, we are a trusted leader in ecological death care and Seattle’s only human composting provider.

Recompose Seattle
4 S Idaho St, Seattle, WA 98134





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.