Frequently Asked Questions

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

Where is human composting legal?

In the United States, human composting is legal in Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Vermont, and California. Recompose is currently open in Washington State, and plans to open in Colorado in 2023, followed by California in 2027. We are also partnering with lawmakers to legalize human composting in more states. You can learn more about our efforts on our Public Policy page.

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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.