COMPANY-STATE requires a cremation container for the cremation process itself. Following cremation, the cremated remains must be placed in an urn or other suitable container. A cemetery may require an urn vault if the urn is to be buried.
First, COMPANY-STATE requires an individual be placed in a cremation container before they are placed in the cremation chamber. This can be a cremation casket or an alternative container, such as a cardboard box.”
When the cremation is completed the cremated remains must be placed in a suitable container, usually an urn. It must be large enough to hold the cremated remains, approximately 220 cubic inches. Most urns are approximately 8” x 6” x 5” in dimension. It needs to seal or close securely so the society can be assured that you or your family receives all the cremated remains. You may supply your own container or urn as long as it meets the standards. Most select from the ones we have at the society with simple and practical ones and more personalized ones available. There are scattering tubes available for those who plan to scatter.
Urn vaults are protective containers in which urns are placed. Many times, where families desire to bury the urn-encapsulated remains of their loved one, cemeteries require the use of an urn vault. Much like burial vaults for caskets, urn vaults protect the urn from being crushed, and protect the ground from caving in over time.