Searchable Database - MA Cemeteries

Green Burial Massachusetts is conducting a cemetery research project to learn which Massachusetts cemeteries offer green burial, to whom it is available (if a city/town cemetery, does it allow non-residents?) and other information including cost and location. In some cases, we have obtained the cemetery's rules and regulations.

Green burial, per the Green Burial Council:

  • foregoes toxic embalming
  • does away with vaults
  • chooses biodegradable containers, caskets, shrouds, and urns

This searchable spreadsheet is available to anyone interested in finding out about cemeteries that offer green burial in their city or town. This is a partial list of Massachusetts' 351 cities and towns and we are building it over time. Volunteers are adding new information to the list every month. Don't see your city or town on the list? Have a favorite private cemetery that is not listed? Help us expand the number of cemeteries on the list by reaching out to a cemetery commission or private cemetery board and collecting information. Email for instructions or to let us know about a cemetery that allows green burial, as defined above.

Please note that because information may change over time, your best bet is to contact the cemetery directly for the most up-to-date information on pricing, regulations, personnel, etc.