Paramus

175-B Route 4 West
Paramus, NJ 07652

Places to Scatter Ashes in New Jersey

Cape May Sea Services

Cape May is the southernmost beach in New Jersey. The 600 preserved Victorian buildings and beach views make it a premiere destination spot, and a picturesque setting to scatter your loved ones ashes. You can take advantage of the Sea Services Memorial Scattering of Ashes at Sea, and they will handle all the details and regulations involved.

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Metamorphosis Boat Charters

If your loved one was a regular at the world famous Atlantic City Boardwalk, Metamorphosis Boat Charters provides tailored scattering services. The cost is $450 for a 2 hour service and scattering at sea in Atlantic City and flowers. You can reach out to info@metjourneys.com to schedule your service.

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Greenwood Gardens

Greenwood Gardens is a beautiful and peaceful spot for a scattering. It’s 27 gardens overlooks vast forest and meadow views, and has easy-to-follow footpaths. Between the Italianate garden terraces and sycamore grottoes, every inch of Greenwood Gardens would be a lovely and serene option, with the added bonus that in a garden you can always revisit the spot you scattered the ashes. Contact the Gardens prior to your arrival to ensure you have permission to scatter there.

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Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in New Jersey

New Jersey law allows you to scatter ashes over uninhabited public land with permission/a permit, over a public waterway or sea, or on private property of a consenting owner. 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 must obtain a permit to scatter on federal land. 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.

New Jersey Cremation FAQs

What veterans benefits are available in New Jersey?

The VA benefits provided (at no cost to the family) include a grave site; opening and closing of the grave; perpetual grave site care; a government headstone or market; and United States burial flag that can be draped over the casket or accompany the urn (and is given to the next of kin after the service); an engraved presidential memorial certificate signed by the current sitting President, expressing the country’s grateful recognition of their service.

What is the average cost of cremation in New Jersey?

According to the New Jersey Funeral Director Association, a cremation and memorial service costs around $4,500 and a direct cremation averages at $3,000.

How many funeral homes are there in New Jersey?

There are 668 funeral homes in 321 cities of New Jersey.

New Jersey State Facts

State Nickname: The Garden State

State Motto: Liberty Prosperity

Population: 8,791,894

State bird: Eastern Gold Finch

State tree: Red Oak

State flower: Violet

Bonus fact 1: New Jersey is home to the largest seaport in the United States.

Bonus fact 2: Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world, and it’s inspiration to all the street names in Monopoly.

Bonus fact 3: New Jersey was the site of the first ever baseball game.

Bonus fact 4: New Jersey is the car theft capital of the world.

Bonus fact 5: New Jersey is home to the Miss America Pageant.

*State population based on estimates provided by the 2014 U.S. Census.
*Cremation rate provided by the most recent study by CANA in 2014.