Human Composting Services Nevada

Return Home offers Terramation (also known as Human Composting) services to Nevada along with all 50 U.S. states and Canada. We happily serve Nevada residents and offer you the ability to learn more about the process and legislative status using this page.

What is Human Composting

Human composting, also known as Terramation or natural organic reduction, is the process of gently transforming human remains into soil that supports the growth of new life. This is a more environmentally friendly option than cremation or burial. Not all Nevada human composting services are made alike; Return Home offers the most ethical, gentle, transparent, and involved process available today. Click here to learn more about what makes us unique.

Is Human Composting Legal in Nevada?

Although the Human Composting process is not currently allowed within the state of Nevada, Return Home can still readily and legally service families in Nevada and across the country from our Auburn, WA facility. We have assisted families from over ten different states so far, and the number is growing. Use the map on this page to find out where human composting is legal and where legislation in your state stands.

Current Status of NOR Legislation in Nevada

Status: Referred To Commitee

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More Information About Nevada Human Composting

Terramation, also known as Human Composting, is the natural and gentle transformation of human remains into soil. We have refined existing science to Terramate a human body fully in 60-90 days. The body is placed in a vessel and surrounded with organics, which include alfalfa, straw, and sawdust. This causes the microbes that already exist in our bodies to become extremely active and quickly transform into soil. The soil is then given to the family, and the remainder is donated to our eight-acre Woodland free of charge.

Terramation is a passive process that uses just organic materials, moisture, and airflow to entirely turn a body into life-giving soil. Unlike cremation, the carbon and other nutrients contentrated by the Terramated remains are kept in the soil rather than emitted into the atmosphere. Terramated remains are rich in nutrients and can be spread any place cremated remains can. It also means that families can keep them in an urn, bury them, or use them for planting plants or flowers in an arboretum. New life sprouts virtually wherever Terramated remains are set!

The Terramation (Human Composting) process generates around 1 cubic yard of fresh compost, which is an excellent soil amendment for gardens or house plants. As previously stated, if the family is unable to pick up the whole amount of soil, they can donate it to Return Home’s Woodland in Kent, WA, which was in critical need of revitalization to assist the beginning of new life.

Presently, Return Home works with regional funeral homes to offer Terramation services in Nevada as well as all 50 U.S. states and Canada. We can either utilize a funeral home that has previously assisted your family or we can arrange this directly with a funeral house that we have personally vetted.

Compared to cremation, Terramation offers tremendous environmental benefits. Contrary to popular belief, cremation is not the “greenest” alternative to the standard US burial method. 530 pounds of CO2 and 30 gallons of fuel are used in one cremation. Due to the nearly two million cremations that take place in the US each year, cremations alone release 250,000 tons of CO2 into the natural environment.

No better is burial. It employs 64,500 tons of steel, 20 million board feet of hardwoods, including rainforest wood, 1.6 million tons of concrete, 17,000 tons of copper and bronze, and 4.3 million gallons of embalming fluid (together with all the 16 oz containers carrying the fluid). That much steel is required to construct the Golden Gate Bridge, yet rather than using it to create something beneficial for humanity, we bury it eternally underground. Not to add that cobalt, lead, zinc, iron, and copper are all absorbed into our soil by coffins and vaults.

The mission of Return Home is to give families access to compassionate, peaceful, and transparent end-of-life care that upholds the cycle of life. Visit if you’re interested in promoting and supporting the movement.