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Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in Georgia
The general rule of thumb is that scatterings are allowed around Georgia so long as you have written consent from property owners if you’re on private land, or a permit if you are on public or federal land. If scattering at sea you must be at least 3 nautical miles from land, notify the EPA within 30 days of scattering, and avoid beaches and wading pools. You can also scatter the ashes, but NOT the container, from the air as the government doesn’t consider cremains to be hazardous material. If the container isn’t biodegradable you must remove the ashes from the container before scattering.
Georgia Cremation FAQs
What happens when you can't afford funeral services in Georgia?
Although state funeral and burial assistance is in decline, there are available resources. To qualify for the Georgia Indigent Burial and Cremation program, the deceased must have to estate from which to pay for a funeral, no family who can afford a service, and be ineligible for assistance from the Social Security or Veterans administration. If these criteria are met, the Public Administrator, or Indigent Burial Officer of the state, pays for a direct cremation of the deceased (the least expensive method). This is why it’s so important to pre-plan.
What is state cremation rate?
Georgia cremation rate is 41-50%, according to 2018 CANA Annual Report.
What is the average cost of cremation in Georgia?
The average cost of cremation in Georgia ranges from $700 (for a direct cremation) to $3,000 for a cremation with a service.
How many funeral homes are there in Georgia?
There are 682 funeral homes in 241 cities of Georgia.
Georgia State Facts
State Nickname: The Peach State
State Motto: “Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation”
State bird: Brown Thrasher
State tree: Live Oak
State flower: Cherokee Rose
Bonus fact 1: Georgia has gone through 4 other state capitals: Savannah in 1733, Augusta in 1786, Louisville in 1796, Milledgeville in 1807, and finally Atlanta in 1868
Bonus fact 2: Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) is the busiest airport in the world.
Bonus fact 3: The state of Georgia was originally founded by a British Member of Parliament to be used as a place for prisoners who couldn’t pay their debts.
Bonus fact 4: Atlanta is home to the world’s largest drive-in restaurant, The Varsity!
Bonus fact 5: Georgia was the first state in the country to lower the voting age to 18.