Human composting services in El Cerrito, CA
Earth provides human composting services to El Cerrito, CA residents. We gently transform bodies into nutrient-rich soil.Instant online price
El Cerrito human composting
Human composting is an environmentally-friendly alternative to cremation and traditional burial. The process is sometimes referred to as body composting, natural organic reduction or soil transformation. Over a 45-day process, a body is gently transformed into nutrient-rich soil.
Families choose how much soil they’d like returned - to scatter or plant - and the remainder is sent to local conservation sites where it’s used for land restoration projects, such as reforestation and growing trees.
Human composting is for nature lovers, conservationists, and for those of us who want to protect the planet for future generations. Whether you need our services now, or you’re planning for the future, Earth is here to help El Cerrito residents.
El Cerrito body composting funeral alternative
We own and operate the world’s most advanced human composting facilities. Designed in conjunction with leading sustainable architects, our facilities use 100% renewable energy and provide a calm and tranquil setting for the soil transformation process.Tour our facility online
Unique final resting places
Each human composting process produces an approximate cubic yard of soil. Choose how much soil you’d like returned and send the remaining soil to our local conservation sites for land restoration projects. This makes human composting the most meaningful way to become a tree after death.Tour our land online
The Earth Package
The Earth Package gently transforms you or a loved one into nutrient-rich soil. The soil is then used to grow trees, restoring and protecting land for future generations.
Our package includes everything you need:
An Earth soil transformation
The soil returned to your family
5 Impact Trees planted by One Tree Planted
Access to the Earth Family Portal
An experienced team to guide you through the process
Zip codes served
Local El Cerrito information
Earth | PNW
4620 B St NW, Suite 102, Auburn, WA, 98001
We own and operate the world's most advanced human composting facility.
For your convenience, you can make arrangements online or over the phone.
We return your loved one’s soil via USPS and notify you when your soil is ready.
Death certificates in El Cerrito
You can order your death certificates via Contra Costa County Vital Registration Office.
Visit their website for up to date opening hours.
Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Coroner’s Division
The medical examiner investigates all sudden or unexpected deaths in El Cerrito. If your loved one is at the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Coroner’s Division, we will help you navigate their paperwork.
More information can be found on their website.
Most asked questions about human composting
Interest and awareness around green funerals are growing rapidly, however human composting is still new to many. Read our answers to common questions.
How soil donation helps conservation efforts
The health of our soil affects the health of our land, air and water, as well as the health of our plants and animals. Learn how soil donation improves soil health.
How to become a tree when you die
Many people like the idea that their body could be turned into a tree when they die. Learn how human composting can make this a reality.
Prepaid Funeral Plans
Prepaid funerals are an increasingly popular option for end-of-life planning, and could be a good investment for you and your family.