Rental casket basics
A rental casket is a casket that has a removable interior. The body is placed in a simple wooden box and the box is placed inside the casket, giving the appearance that the body is actually in the casket. In fact, the body never touches the casket, and the wooden box is easily removed after the service. The body can then be buried or cremated in the simple wooden box, and the funeral home can re-use the rental casket.
Reasons for using a rental casket
Purchasing a casket can be a major expense, and many people either don't have the means to pay for a casket or would prefer not to spend such a large sum of money. Using a rental casket can also be seen as an environmentally friendly option, as the rental casket is re-used many times, as opposed to a traditional casket, which is used only once.
Where to obtain a rental casket
Rental caskets are available for rent at many funeral homes. If you are interested in using a rental casket, make sure that the funeral home you are working with has rental caskets available.
To find a funeral home, use our resource Guide: Finding a Funeral Home.