Frequently Asked Questions

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

What if I don’t want to take home the soil?

If your family doesn’t want the soil created by human composting, they can choose to donate it to environmental conservation projects. Our current conservation partner is Remember Land, a nonprofit land trust in southern Washington. Remember Land manages a 700-acre forest 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.

For families that choose to donate soil, we offer the option of receiving a 64-ounce (equal to 8 cups) container to scatter on trees and plants:

Box that is holding soil from human composting process

Soil boxes can be shipped to addresses within the continental United States. Additional soil boxes are available for purchase. Please read our article, How to Consider Your Soil Options, for more information.

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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

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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.