Human Composting is Coming to California

AB 351 has been signed by the Governor of California. Your letters, calls, and emails calling for ecological death care worked. Thank you.

We did it!

Thanks to all who sent their letters to Gov. Gavin Newsom to urge him to sign AB 351. This groundbreaking human composting bill has now been signed and will go into effect in January 2027. You can read about the bill’s passing in this article by NBC news.

Recompose is planning to open a facility in California – locations TBD – soon after the law goes into effect. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to be updated.

Thank you again for being part of this work.

ps – Katrina Spade, founder and CEO, lived in San Francisco for 8 years prior to moving to Seattle. Asked about this exciting new law, she says “bringing Recompose to California will be a little bit like returning home.”

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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.