Monday, April 22, 2019

Washington State may be the first state to recognize composting of human corpses

Washington state lawmakers on Friday passed a bill that would allow residents to take part in “natural organic reduction” of human remains, citing in part research that said careful composted human remains could be safe for use in a household garden, reports said.

Just a handy hint for those who have daughters about to embark upon dating, you will need equal weights of damp sawdust and the deceased whom you wish to compost (henceforth known as 'Chip') to maintain the ideal 25:1-to-30:1 carbon:nitrogen ratio.

Running Chip and the sawdust through the wood chipper together three times results in a well blended starter.

Coarse sawdust is less likely to pack down and will stay aerobic longer.

There is no need to compensate for the C:N ratio even if Chip was wearing biodegradable fabrics at the time of chipping.

I hope this blog post will be useful to you in your future endeavors.


  1. If I can find a young man willing to take a daughter off my hands, the last thing I want to do is scare him off.

    1. Does she know how to cook bacon? Gals who know how to cook bacon have an unfair advantage.

  2. I've always wondered about this, having seen this disposal method used in several movies and various news reports. After sending some sort of "mammal" through the shredder, do the chips smell? For how long?


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