Client Intake Form

We have compiled a list of the questions on the our Client Intake Form to help you get organized before filling out the form online. Questions marked with an asterisk indicate required questions.

Part 1: About You

What is your name? *


What are your pronouns?

  • She/Her
  • He/Him
  • They/Them
  • Other


What is your contact information? *


Who are you in relation to the person whose body will be composted?*
Please pick the first item on the list that applies to you.

  • I am the legal agent of the person to be composted, and I have paperwork to that effect
  • The person to be composted is my spouse or registered domestic partner
  • The person to be composted is my parent
  • The person be composted is my child
  • The person be composted is my sibling
  • I was appointed by a court to be the guardian of the person who is to be composted
  • The person to be composted is my friend

Part 2: About Your Person

What is your person’s full legal name?*

How do you want us to refer to your person in our correspondence *
Do you want us to use their nickname, first name, full name, etc. For example, “Bobby” instead of “Robert” or “Mrs. Johnson” instead of “Cindy Johnson”

What are your person’s pronouns?

  • She/Her
  • He/Him
  • They/Them
  • Other

Was your person a veteran of military service or on active duty?

  • Yes
  • No
  • I don’t know

Part 3: Implants

Recompose removes inorganics from the soil during the composting process. Inorganics include anything implanted for either cosmetic or medical/dental reasons, like:

  • dental fillings or a crown;
  • a port for artificial feeding;
  • a stent implanted to help a person’s heart work better;
  • a plate or screws in a shoulder from an injury;
  • cosmetic implants to the calves, breasts, or buttocks; or
  • a pacemaker or deep brain stimulator.

Note: Implants that include batteries are the most important to remove. The most common implant that includes a battery is a pacemaker. Deep brain stimulators also have batteries, and some artificial organs do as well.


Do you think your person had inorganic implants in their body?*

  • Yes
  • No
  • I don’t know

If yes, please list all inorganics you think might be in your person’s body and their location in the body.
If you don’t know the exact type of implants, write as much as you know.


Most of our clients prefer that Recompose recycle any surgical and dental implants we find. Alternatively, the person’s Authorizing Agent (which may be you) can request that these implants are returned to them after the transformation to soil is complete.

If inorganics are recovered, what would you like done with them?*

  • I would like them disposed of. I understand recycling will be used whenever possible.
  • I would like to provide Recompose with instructions on what to do with them.
  • I am not sure, I need more information.

Note: we sometimes find inorganics that you may not have known about. For this reason, even if you responded that your person does not have implants, please tell us what to do just in case we find some.

Part 4: Soil

The Recompose process creates an entire cubic yard of soil per person. This weighs approximately 1,000 pounds and requires a truck or trailer to move. As part of our offering, we provide a small container of soil. This container can be mailed to whomever you designate or picked up by prearrangement. Additional containers can also be purchased.


The remainder of the soil can be managed in either of two ways:

  1. Donate the Soil for Conservation
    We will deliver your person’s soil to a protected conservation partner to become part of restoration projects. If you undergo natural organic reduction in our Seattle area facility and donate the soil, we will transport the donated soil to Bells Mountain conservation forest in southwestern Washington. The stewards of Bells Mountain use the soil donated by the Recompose community to support wetlands, riparian habitats, local plants, and vulnerable wildlife species. This option of soil donation is free of charge and included in the purchase of human composting.
  2. Pick Up the Soil
    If you choose not to donate the soil, the Authorizing Agent will be liable for all logistics and costs for transportation of the soil from the Recompose facility. In the state of Washington, this soil can be scattered in any place you choose, so long as you have permission of the landowner.


Would you like to donate any or all of the soil?*

  • I would like to donate all of the soil to conservation
  • I would like to donate most of the soil, aside from the containers I request
  • I would like to pick up the soil and take it all with me
  • I am not sure, I need more information

Part 5: Additional Services

Recompose hosts public obituaries on our website. There is no charge for helping you write an obituary or to publish it on our website.


Would you like us to post an obituary on our website?*

  • Yes, and I would like Recompose to help me
  • Yes, but I would like to write it myself
  • No
  • I’m not sure yet


Recompose Services Team can help coordinate a ceremony for guests to be in community together. We offer two ceremony options:

  1. In-person ceremonies
    Our in-person ceremony can accommodate up to 15 guests. Held at our Seattle location in the Gathering Space, a small room designed for an intimate experience, in-person ceremonies can be scheduled Monday – Friday at 10am or 2pm PT.
  2. Virtual ceremonies
    Our virtual ceremony is streamed live on Zoom and can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. Designed to be accessible for friends and family across the world to join in honoring your person, virtual ceremonies can be scheduled Monday – Friday at 10am or 2pm PT. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure quality, many variables exist, and we cannot guarantee issue-free streaming results.

View a full list of offerings and pricing on our General Price List.


Would you like a Recompose ceremony?*

  • Yes, I would like an in-person ceremony at Recompose
  • Yes, I would like a virtual ceremony at Recompose
  • No, I do not want a Recompose ceremony
  • I am not sure, I need more information

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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.