Human Composting in New York

Human composting is an environmentally-friendly funeral option that is available in a growing number of states in the US.

New York residents interested in human composting can find everything they need to know about the process on this page.

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Cremation alternatives in New York

What is human composting?

Human composting is an environmentally-friendly alternative to cremation and traditional burial, which is also known 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. The process returns the nutrients in our bodies to the natural world, and helps protect the planet for future generations.

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Learn more about human composting, the process, and the environmental benefits

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Is human composting legal in New York?

Bill A382 was signed into law on December 31, 2022. The law will take effect after the regulatory process is complete.

Currently, human composting is legal in several states and bills are progressing in a number of other states. For a full and up-to-date breakdown of the legal status in different states, check our legislation tracker.

How can I choose human composting as a New York resident?

At Earth, we’re working hard to bring human composting to a location near you.

Becoming an Earth Founding Member allows you to choose our soil transformation process for yourself, receive $500 off an Earth Prepaid plan when we launch in New York, and helps us to prioritize our expansion.

We appreciate your support as we bring natural organic reduction nationwide.

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The Earth™ Difference

Carbon neutral

Our process is carbon neutral versus the 535 lbs of CO2 produced by the average cremation (equivalent to a 600+ mile car journey).

Online convenience

Make arrangements in less than 15 minutes, manage everything online with the Earth Portal, and share obituaries with family and friends.

Exceptional care

Our care team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We update you at each stage of the process via email, SMS or via our online Portal.

State-of-the-art facility

We own and operate the world’s most advanced soil transformation 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.

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Unique final resting places

Each soil transformation 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.

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New York

Albany County

Albany
Cohoes
Latham
Roessleville
Watervliet
Loudonville
Westmere
Albany
Cohoes
Latham
Roessleville
Watervliet
Loudonville
Westmere
Albany
Cohoes
Latham
Roessleville
Watervliet
Loudonville
Westmere

Bronx County

Bronx
Bronx
Bronx

Broome County

Binghamton
Johnson City
Endicott
Endwell
Binghamton University
Binghamton
Johnson City
Endicott
Endwell
Binghamton University
Binghamton
Johnson City
Endicott
Endwell
Binghamton University

Cattaraugus County

Olean
Salamanca
Olean
Salamanca
Olean
Salamanca

Cayuga County

Auburn
Auburn
Auburn

Chautauqua County

Jamestown
Dunkirk
Fredonia
Jamestown
Dunkirk
Fredonia
Jamestown
Dunkirk
Fredonia

Chemung County

Elmira
Elmira
Elmira

Chenango County

Norwich
Norwich
Norwich

Clinton County

Plattsburgh
Plattsburgh
Plattsburgh

Columbia County

Hudson
Hudson
Hudson

Cortland County

Cortland
Cortland
Cortland

Dutchess County

Poughkeepsie
Beacon
Myers Corner
Fairview
Wappingers Falls
Poughkeepsie
Beacon
Myers Corner
Fairview
Wappingers Falls
Poughkeepsie
Beacon
Myers Corner
Fairview
Wappingers Falls

Erie County

Buffalo
Lackawanna
Kenmore
Depew
Eggertsville
Tonawanda
East Aurora
University at Buffalo
Harris Hill
Williamsville
Grandyle Village
Buffalo
Lackawanna
Kenmore
Depew
Eggertsville
Tonawanda
East Aurora
University at Buffalo
Harris Hill
Williamsville
Grandyle Village
Buffalo
Lackawanna
Kenmore
Depew
Eggertsville
Tonawanda
East Aurora
University at Buffalo
Harris Hill
Williamsville
Grandyle Village

Franklin County

Saranac Lake
Saranac Lake
Saranac Lake

Fulton County

Gloversville
Johnstown
Gloversville
Johnstown
Gloversville
Johnstown

Genesee County

Batavia
Batavia
Batavia

Herkimer County

Ilion
Ilion
Ilion

Jefferson County

Watertown
Fort Drum
Watertown
Fort Drum
Watertown
Fort Drum

Kings County

Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Brooklyn

Madison County

Oneida
Oneida
Oneida

Monroe County

Rochester
North Gates
Brockport
East Rochester
Hilton
Rochester Institute of Technology
Fairport
Rochester
North Gates
Brockport
East Rochester
Hilton
Rochester Institute of Technology
Fairport
Rochester
North Gates
Brockport
East Rochester
Hilton
Rochester Institute of Technology
Fairport

Montgomery County

Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Amsterdam

Nassau County

Levittown
Freeport
Hicksville
East Meadow
Valley Stream
Elmont
Long Beach
Baldwin
Uniondale
Franklin Square
Oceanside
Glen Cove
Plainview
Rockville Centre
Garden City
Massapequa
North Bellmore
Merrick
West Hempstead
Lynbrook
Mineola
Syosset
North Valley Stream
East Massapequa
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Wantagh
Massapequa Park
Woodmere
Roosevelt
Port Washington
Floral Park
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Westbury
Seaford
New Cassel
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Jericho
Salisbury
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North Wantagh
Great Neck
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Inwood
New Hyde Park
Woodbury
Farmingdale
Plainedge
Malverne
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Manhasset
Williston Park
East Hills
Hewlett
Great Neck Plaza
Manorhaven
Bayville
Roslyn Heights
Cedarhurst
South Valley Stream
Lawrence
North Hills
Lakeview
Old Bethpage
Kings Point
Sea Cliff
Levittown
Freeport
Hicksville
East Meadow
Valley Stream
Elmont
Long Beach
Baldwin
Uniondale
Franklin Square
Oceanside
Glen Cove
Plainview
Rockville Centre
Garden City
Massapequa
North Bellmore
Merrick
West Hempstead
Lynbrook
Mineola
Syosset
North Valley Stream
East Massapequa
North Massapequa
Bethpage
Wantagh
Massapequa Park
Woodmere
Roosevelt
Port Washington
Floral Park
Bellmore
Westbury
Seaford
New Cassel
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South Farmingdale
Jericho
Salisbury
North Merrick
North Wantagh
Great Neck
East Rockaway
Inwood
New Hyde Park
Woodbury
Farmingdale
Plainedge
Malverne
Garden City Park
Manhasset
Williston Park
East Hills
Hewlett
Great Neck Plaza
Manorhaven
Bayville
Roslyn Heights
Cedarhurst
South Valley Stream
Lawrence
North Hills
Lakeview
Old Bethpage
Kings Point
Sea Cliff
Levittown
Freeport
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East Meadow
Valley Stream
Elmont
Long Beach
Baldwin
Uniondale
Franklin Square
Oceanside
Glen Cove
Plainview
Rockville Centre
Garden City
Massapequa
North Bellmore
Merrick
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Lynbrook
Mineola
Syosset
North Valley Stream
East Massapequa
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Bethpage
Wantagh
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Woodmere
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Port Washington
Floral Park
Bellmore
Westbury
Seaford
New Cassel
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South Farmingdale
Jericho
Salisbury
North Merrick
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Great Neck
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Inwood
New Hyde Park
Woodbury
Farmingdale
Plainedge
Malverne
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Manhasset
Williston Park
East Hills
Hewlett
Great Neck Plaza
Manorhaven
Bayville
Roslyn Heights
Cedarhurst
South Valley Stream
Lawrence
North Hills
Lakeview
Old Bethpage
Kings Point
Sea Cliff

New York County

Manhattan
Manhattan
Manhattan

Niagara County

Niagara Falls
North Tonawanda
Lockport
South Lockport
Niagara Falls
North Tonawanda
Lockport
South Lockport
Niagara Falls
North Tonawanda
Lockport
South Lockport

Oneida County

Utica
Rome
Utica
Rome
Utica
Rome

Onondaga County

Syracuse
De Witt
Fairmount
Baldwinsville
Radisson
North Syracuse
Solvay
Mattydale
Syracuse
De Witt
Fairmount
Baldwinsville
Radisson
North Syracuse
Solvay
Mattydale
Syracuse
De Witt
Fairmount
Baldwinsville
Radisson
North Syracuse
Solvay
Mattydale

Orange County

Middletown
Kiryas Joel
Woodbury
Scotchtown
Orange Lake
Port Jervis
Mechanicstown
Walden
West Point
Washingtonville
Firthcliffe
Middletown
Kiryas Joel
Woodbury
Scotchtown
Orange Lake
Port Jervis
Mechanicstown
Walden
West Point
Washingtonville
Firthcliffe
Middletown
Kiryas Joel
Woodbury
Scotchtown
Orange Lake
Port Jervis
Mechanicstown
Walden
West Point
Washingtonville
Firthcliffe

Orleans County

Medina
Albion
Medina
Albion
Medina
Albion

Oswego County

Oswego
Fulton
Oswego
Fulton
Oswego
Fulton

Otsego County

Oneonta
Oneonta
Oneonta

Putnam County

Mahopac
Lake Carmel
Mahopac
Lake Carmel
Mahopac
Lake Carmel

Queens County

New York
Queens
New York
Queens
New York
Queens

Rensselaer County

Troy
Rensselaer
Hampton Manor
Troy
Rensselaer
Hampton Manor
Troy
Rensselaer
Hampton Manor

Richmond County

Staten Island
Staten Island
Staten Island

Rockland County

New City
Spring Valley
Monsey
Nanuet
Pearl River
Suffern
West Haverstraw
Valley Cottage
Airmont
New Square
Congers
Chestnut Ridge
Hillcrest
Tappan
Mount Ivy
Viola
Nyack
Wesley Hills
New Hempstead
Blauvelt
Kaser
New City
Spring Valley
Monsey
Nanuet
Pearl River
Suffern
West Haverstraw
Valley Cottage
Airmont
New Square
Congers
Chestnut Ridge
Hillcrest
Tappan
Mount Ivy
Viola
Nyack
Wesley Hills
New Hempstead
Blauvelt
Kaser
New City
Spring Valley
Monsey
Nanuet
Pearl River
Suffern
West Haverstraw
Valley Cottage
Airmont
New Square
Congers
Chestnut Ridge
Hillcrest
Tappan
Mount Ivy
Viola
Nyack
Wesley Hills
New Hempstead
Blauvelt
Kaser

Saratoga County

Saratoga Springs
Ballston Spa
Country Knolls
Mechanicville
Saratoga Springs
Ballston Spa
Country Knolls
Mechanicville
Saratoga Springs
Ballston Spa
Country Knolls
Mechanicville

Schenectady County

Schenectady
East Glenville
Scotia
Schenectady
East Glenville
Scotia
Schenectady
East Glenville
Scotia

Seneca County

Geneva
Geneva
Geneva

St. Lawrence County

Ogdensburg
Ogdensburg
Ogdensburg

Steuben County

Corning
Hornell
Corning
Hornell
Corning
Hornell

Suffolk County

Brentwood
West Babylon
Coram
Commack
Huntington Station
Central Islip
Bay Shore
Centereach
Shirley
Lindenhurst
West Islip
Deer Park
Holbrook
Medford
Dix Hills
Copiague
East Patchogue
Selden
East Northport
North Bay Shore
Hauppauge
Ronkonkoma
North Amityville
Holtsville
Lake Ronkonkoma
Melville
North Babylon
Farmingville
Kings Park
Sayville
Mastic Beach
Mastic
Hampton Bays
Greenlawn
Ridge
St. James
Nesconset
Rocky Point
Miller Place
Manorville
East Islip
Patchogue
Stony Brook
Wyandanch
Elwood
Terryville
Lake Grove
Middle Island
North Lindenhurst
North Bellport
Mount Sinai
South Huntington
Fort Salonga
East Setauket
Amityville
Bohemia
Bayport
Stony Brook University
North Patchogue
Wading River
Port Jefferson
Center Moriches
Port Jefferson Station
Northport
Springs
East Shoreham
Sound Beach
Oakdale
Baywood
East Farmingdale
Yaphank
Centerport
Calverton
North Sea
Islip Terrace
Wheatley Heights
West Hills
Flanders
East Quogue
Brentwood
West Babylon
Coram
Commack
Huntington Station
Central Islip
Bay Shore
Centereach
Shirley
Lindenhurst
West Islip
Deer Park
Holbrook
Medford
Dix Hills
Copiague
East Patchogue
Selden
East Northport
North Bay Shore
Hauppauge
Ronkonkoma
North Amityville
Holtsville
Lake Ronkonkoma
Melville
North Babylon
Farmingville
Kings Park
Sayville
Mastic Beach
Mastic
Hampton Bays
Greenlawn
Ridge
St. James
Nesconset
Rocky Point
Miller Place
Manorville
East Islip
Patchogue
Stony Brook
Wyandanch
Elwood
Terryville
Lake Grove
Middle Island
North Lindenhurst
North Bellport
Mount Sinai
South Huntington
Fort Salonga
East Setauket
Amityville
Bohemia
Bayport
Stony Brook University
North Patchogue
Wading River
Port Jefferson
Center Moriches
Port Jefferson Station
Northport
Springs
East Shoreham
Sound Beach
Oakdale
Baywood
East Farmingdale
Yaphank
Centerport
Calverton
North Sea
Islip Terrace
Wheatley Heights
West Hills
Flanders
East Quogue
Brentwood
West Babylon
Coram
Commack
Huntington Station
Central Islip
Bay Shore
Centereach
Shirley
Lindenhurst
West Islip
Deer Park
Holbrook
Medford
Dix Hills
Copiague
East Patchogue
Selden
East Northport
North Bay Shore
Hauppauge
Ronkonkoma
North Amityville
Holtsville
Lake Ronkonkoma
Melville
North Babylon
Farmingville
Kings Park
Sayville
Mastic Beach
Mastic
Hampton Bays
Greenlawn
Ridge
St. James
Nesconset
Rocky Point
Miller Place
Manorville
East Islip
Patchogue
Stony Brook
Wyandanch
Elwood
Terryville
Lake Grove
Middle Island
North Lindenhurst
North Bellport
Mount Sinai
South Huntington
Fort Salonga
East Setauket
Amityville
Bohemia
Bayport
Stony Brook University
North Patchogue
Wading River
Port Jefferson
Center Moriches
Port Jefferson Station
Northport
Springs
East Shoreham
Sound Beach
Oakdale
Baywood
East Farmingdale
Yaphank
Centerport
Calverton
North Sea
Islip Terrace
Wheatley Heights
West Hills
Flanders
East Quogue

Sullivan County

Monticello
Monticello
Monticello

Tompkins County

Ithaca
South Hill
Ithaca
South Hill
Ithaca
South Hill

Ulster County

Kingston
Highland
Kingston
Highland
Kingston
Highland

Warren County

Glens Falls
Glens Falls North
West Glens Falls
Glens Falls
Glens Falls North
West Glens Falls
Glens Falls
Glens Falls North
West Glens Falls

Washington County

Hudson Falls
Hudson Falls
Hudson Falls

Wayne County

Newark
Gananda
Newark
Gananda
Newark
Gananda

Westchester County

Yonkers
New Rochelle
Mount Vernon
White Plains
Port Chester
Harrison
Peekskill
Scarsdale
Jefferson Valley-Yorktown
Tarrytown
Dobbs Ferry
Mount Kisco
Sleepy Hollow
Rye Brook
Greenville
Croton-on-Hudson
Hastings-on-Hudson
Briarcliff Manor
Pleasantville
Tuckahoe
Irvington
Bronxville
Larchmont
Lake Mohegan
Pelham Manor
Elmsford
Yonkers
New Rochelle
Mount Vernon
White Plains
Port Chester
Harrison
Peekskill
Scarsdale
Jefferson Valley-Yorktown
Tarrytown
Dobbs Ferry
Mount Kisco
Sleepy Hollow
Rye Brook
Greenville
Croton-on-Hudson
Hastings-on-Hudson
Briarcliff Manor
Pleasantville
Tuckahoe
Irvington
Bronxville
Larchmont
Lake Mohegan
Pelham Manor
Elmsford
Yonkers
New Rochelle
Mount Vernon
White Plains
Port Chester
Harrison
Peekskill
Scarsdale
Jefferson Valley-Yorktown
Tarrytown
Dobbs Ferry
Mount Kisco
Sleepy Hollow
Rye Brook
Greenville
Croton-on-Hudson
Hastings-on-Hudson
Briarcliff Manor
Pleasantville
Tuckahoe
Irvington
Bronxville
Larchmont
Lake Mohegan
Pelham Manor
Elmsford

Yates County

Penn Yan
Penn Yan
Penn Yan