What happens to medical devices such as hip implants and pacemakers?
Fragments of metal are separated and removed prior to pulverization. Pacemakers have an explosive risk, and are removed prior to cremation with permission from the next of kin.
What do cremated remains that are returned to the family look like?
The quantity of cremated remains of an adult is comparable to the size of a 6 inch square box. The appearance resembles crushed seashells. The remains are placed in a plastic bag inside the urn selected by the family.
Is A Casket Needed For Cremation?
No, a casket is not required for cremation. All that is required is an alternative container which is cremated with the body; this can be cardboard or unfinished pine.