A. Except for subsection C, Burials in the ground must be in liners sold by the City of Ashland Cemetery Department, except that burials in steel vaults acceptable to the Director of Public Works or the Director’s designee are also permissible.
B. Interment in a crypt must be in a casket or other suitable container approved by the Director of Public Works or the Director’s designee.
C. Green Burials will only be allowed in areas deemed acceptable by the Director of Public Works or his/her designee. Approval of a green burial must take place at the time of purchase. For purposes of this ordinance a “green burial” is a burial that takes place without the use of formaldehyde-based embalming, metal caskets, and concrete burial vaults. (Ord. 3017, amended, 06/01/2010; Ord. 2872, replaced, 08/21/2001)