Human composting services in Independence, OR
Earth is a Green Funeral Home that provides human composting services in Independence, OR. We gently transform bodies into nutrient-rich soil.Instant online price
Independence soil transformation
Soil transformation, also referred to as body composting or natural organic reduction, is an environmentally-friendly alternative to cremation and traditional burial. 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. The process returns the nutrients in our bodies to the natural world, and helps protect the planet for future generations.
Whether you’re making arrangements for a loved one, or looking for a prepaid funeral plan as part of your own end-of-life planning, Earth offers the most sustainable funeral process in Independence, combined with an industry-leading online experience.
Modern, eco-friendly Independence funeral home
State-of-the-art soil transformation facility
We own and operate the world’s most advanced soil transformation facility. Designed in conjunction with a leading sustainable architect, our Pacific Northwest facility uses 100% renewable energy and offers a beautiful send-off for a life well lived. From here we serve Independence and surrounding counties in Oregon.Tour our facility online
Olympic Peninsula final resting place
Surrounded by Giant Maple, Red Cedar and Douglas-fir trees, we own five acres of tranquil land on the Olympic Peninsula. Using soil from the Earth process, we’re restoring and conserving this land for future generations. Return to nature and rest in beauty through soil transformation.Tour our land online
The Earth Package
The Earth Package takes place in the days immediately following the passing and without a viewing or funeral service beforehand.
Our package includes everything you need:
Services of a licensed funeral director
Collection & care from place of passing
Filing of all necessary paperwork & permits
An Earth soil transformation
Portions of the soil returned in biodegradable containers
5 Impact Trees planted by One Tree Planted
Access to the Earth Family Portal
Here when you need us
Immediate needFor families who have recently lost a loved one. Learn more
Imminent needFor families expecting a loved one to pass in the next 6 months. Learn more
Earth PrepaidFor individuals and couples planning for the future. Learn more
Zip codes served
Local Independence information
Earth | PNW
4620 B St NW, Suite 102, Auburn, WA, 98001
Soil collection hours are Monday through Friday, 12-4pm
We own and operate the Pacific Northwest’s most advanced soil transformation facility.
For your convenience, you can make arrangements online, over the phone, or at our facility.
Families can collect their loved one’s soil from our facility during collection hours, or we can return it via USPS. We notify you when your soil is ready.
Death certificates in Independence
Earth orders death certificates on your behalf. Should you wish to order them directly, you can do so via Polk County Vital Records.
Visit their website for up to date opening hours.
Polk County Medical Examiner
The medical examiner investigates all sudden or unexpected deaths in Independence. If your loved one is at the Polk County Medical Examiner, we will help you navigate their paperwork.
More information can be found on their website.
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