What kind of container will the funeral home provide if you tell them you intend to scatter the ashes?

The funeral home will return the ashes to you in some type of temporary container, or temporary cremation urn. This type of container is designed to hold the ashes securely but is not necessarily intended for permanent storage of the ashes. It is most commonly made of plastic, rectangular in shape, and has a hinged lid that can be opened to access the ashes. The ashes may be stored inside a closed plastic bag inside the temporary cremation urn.