Crematories in New Jersey by law are located on Cemetery grounds. This arrangement has served New Jersey well. By not allowing “stand alone” crematories New Jersey has avoided potentially poor business practices as has happened in other states.

Crematories are permitted by the Department of Environmental Protection and oversight is conducted by the New Jersey State Cemetery Board.

Of the approximately 25 operational crematories within the state 21 are located in regulated cemeteries and 20 are current members of the New Jersey Cemetery Association.

In conjunction with the Mid Atlantic States Cemetery and Funeral Conference a Crematory Operator Certification training program is offered bi annually. Matthews Cremation Division teaches the program and certifies the participants with a five year certificate. Also many of our technicians have attended the Cremation Association of North America’s Certification training program. By attending these programs our member crematories can insure our families that their loved one’s cremation is handled in the utmost professional manner throughout the cremation process.

Cremation is a growing trend in New Jersey and our facilities serve a wide range of ethnic denominations. Crematories in the state offer many different services including, Chapel services, witness rooms and diverse memorialization options.

Cremation FAQ

What is cremation?

Cremation is the process of reducing human remains to bone fragments.

Do I need a funeral director?

Yes, the State of New Jersey requires a funeral director to handle obtaining permits, transportation and to be present at the place of final disposition.

How long must I wait to cremate a loved one?

The waiting time in New Jersey is 24 hours.

Is a casket required?

A casket for cremation itself is not required; however a suitable cremation container is necessary to provide dignity and to protect the crematory staff. Please consult with your funeral director in regard to this request.

May I witness the cremation?

Many member facilities have witness rooms to accommodate this request. Please consult with your funeral director.

List of our member crematories

Atlantic City Cemetery
PO Box 51
Pleasantville, NJ 08232

Cape May County Crematory
3214 Bayshore Road
PO Box 1010
Cape May, NJ 08204

Cedar Lawn Cemetery & Crematory
58 McLean Boulevard and Crooks Ave
Paterson, NJ 07513

Cremation Association of North America

Diocese of Metuchen
PO Box 191
Metuchen, NJ 08840

East Ridgelawn Cemetery
PO Box 902
Clifton, NJ 07014

Eglington Cemetery Association
320 Kings Highway
Clarksboro, NJ 08020

Evergreen Cemetery
1137 North Broad St
Hillside, NJ 07205

Ewing Cemetery
78 Scotch Road
Trenton, NJ 08628

Fairmount Cemetery Association
620 Central Ave
Newark, NJ 07107

Franklin Memorial Park
1800 Lincoln Highway
PO Box 7076
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Garden State Crematory
4104 Kennedy Boulevard
North Bergen, NJ 07047

Greenwood Cemetery
1800 Hamilton Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08619

International Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association (ICCFA)

Laural Grove Memorial Park
295 Totowa Road
Totowa, NJ 07512

Laural Lawn Cemetery
170 Old Deerfield Pik
Bridgeton, NJ 08302

Camden County Crematory
441 White Horse Pike
Atco, NJ 08004

Liberty Grove Memorial Park
549 Morristown Rd
Matawan, NJ 07747

Locust Hill Cemetery
168 North Sussex Street
Dover, NJ 07801

Monmouth Memorial Park
PO Box 224
Neptune, NJ 07753

Ocean County Memorial Park
1722 Silverton Road
Toms River, NJ 08753

Rosedale & Rosehill Cemetery Assoc.
PO Box 1610
Linden, NJ 07036

Rosedale Cemetery
PO Box 728
Orange, NJ 07051

Rosemount Memorial Park
PO Box 67
Rosemount, NJ 08556

Seaside Cemetery
PO Box 754
Marmora, NJ 08223

Somerset Hills Memorial Park
PO Box 36
Basking Ridge 07920

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