Our scatter tubes come in 2 sizes. A large scattering tube, that is designed to take the entire contents of a casket or mini tubes that allow multiple family members to share the contents and be a part of the ceremony individually. Our large scatter tubes are 200 cubic inches (3.2 litres) - 12.6” H & 5”W (32cm H & 12.7cm W) Our small scatter tubes are 20 cubic inches (0.3 litres) - 5.25” H & 3” W (13.3cm H & 7.6cm W) We also offer scatter tubes suitable for Pets, please see below for more information on our pet scatter tubes
How Do to Fill a Scatter Tube?
Each scatter tube is easy to use, they have an easy to remove lid and a perforated tab at the bottom that simply needs to be pushed in to release the ashes for scattering. Full scatter tube instructions can be found here.
How Long Do Scatter Tubes Last?
The scatter tubes are made to last forever if kept on the shelf but if buried or submerged in water, they will immediately start to biodegrade. The tubes are made from recycled cardboard.
Can I Take the Ashes Overseas?
The scatter tubes are ready-made to carry as hand luggage on flights. If you are looking to take the ashes overseas, please read our section on overseas travel with ashes.
Where Can I Scatter the Ashes?
When it comes to scattering the ashes, this is completely up to you and usually is a personal choice, there are a few options:
Water burial – you are free to scatter ashes in UK waters. We have a large range of biodegradable water urns that are suitable for placing the ashes inside.
Burying ashes – we have a large range of biodegradable earth urns that are suitable for burying. You can choose where to bury your loved one's ashes, please read below for more information.
Scattering Ashes – you are free to scatter ashes where you choose in the UK, with a few exceptions. Please take a moment to read through our scattering ashes page for the full laws and regulations on where you can scatter ashes in the UK.
Do I Have to Put the Ashes in the Scatter Tube Myself?
If you order the scatter tube before the cremation service, then your funeral director will be happy to place the remains into the scatter tube for you, otherwise, you may want to ask someone else to do it as it can be a very emotional time.
What are Scatter Tubes Made from?
Our scattering tubes are made from 100% recyclable material, they contain no metal or plastic which allows for the entire tube to be buried or alternatively they can be recycled or composted once the scattering ceremony has been finished.
Do You Offer Scatter Tubes for Pets?
We are pleased to offer you a purpose made scatter tube suitable for a lost pet. Our pet scatter tubes come in 3 sizes suitable for cats/small dogs, medium sizes dogs and large dogs, you will find size options on each scatter tube over on our Pet Memorials page. Feel free to contact us with any more questions you might have on this.
How Can I Transport Ashes?
All of our scatter tubes will fit ‘in cabin’ if you are planning on boarding a flight. We would recommend reading through our ‘travelling with ashes’ article before you travel to make sure the country you are visiting will be OK with your transportation of ashes.