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Return Home’s human composting service gently transforms human remains into rich, fertile soil

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Did You Just Lose A Loved One?

We are here to honor, serve, and guide you through this journey.

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Call us and we’ll arrange the transportation of remains

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We’ll take care of filing a death certificate and all necessary paperwork

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We transform the body into nutrient-rich compost through Terramation

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Watch your loved one live on through the gardens they nourish

Contact our service team at 206-888-HOME (4663) 24 hours a day.

Learn More About The Human Composting Process

What Is Terramation Or Human Composting?

Terramation is also known as natural organic reduction or human composting, and transforms human remains into life-giving soil.

Phase 1 - Laying In

The body is layed in a vessel along with organic materials such as alfalfa, straw and sawdust. Families and loved ones are invited to add letters, flowers, and other organic materials.

Phase 2 - Terramation

Oxygen flows through the vessel which stimulates microbes in the body to become super-active. These microbes quickly transform the body into organic matter.

Phase 3 - Curring

The soil is removed from the vessel to cure. Within 60-days the fertile soil is ready to return to the earth.

Phase 4 - Life Grows On

The soil is then delivered to the family to to be used to plant a memorial garden, a grove of trees or donated to nurture land in need of revitalization.

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Return Home Is A Green Funeral Home Specializing in Human Composting

We're committed to providing an ecologically sound deathcare option.

Our vessel based Terramation system gently transforms human remains to living soil,
enriching the earth and conserving natural resources. Not only does Terramation avoid the environmental consequences of conventional burial and cremation, it actively promotes healthy soil ecology by:

Reducing environmental contamination

Terramation prevents pollutants associated with burial and cremation from entering our earth and atmosphere.

Preserving land

Because the soil created does not need to be placed in a graveyard, open land no longer needs to be used for burial.

Nourishing soil

Terramation returns life-giving nutrients to the earth.

Conserving Energy

Our Terramation process requires very little energy to operate.

Restoring land

Any remaining soil is used to nurture land in urgent need of restoration.

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Reducing Relative Carbon Emissions

Cremation emits almost 700 million pounds of CO2 annually in the U.S. alone. While the Terramation™ process emits some CO2, much of the carbon remains in the soil.

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