Frequently Asked Questions

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

What happens to my person after they arrive to Recompose?

Per Washington state law, each person who comes to Recompose is kept onsite in cold storage until it is time for their ceremony and/or vessel placement. Your person will be shrouded and placed in cold storage upon arriving to Recompose. A name band with a separate, unique Recompose ID tag will be placed with them. This unique Recompose tag stays with them throughout their entire process for identification purposes.

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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.