Today, you will learn how to craft and use Composter in Minecraft. You can use the Table of Contents above to navigate quickly.

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Composter Overview

Composter at a Crop Field (Farm)

The crop field (farm), where the Composter is placed.

The Composter is 1 of the 13 job site blocks Villager used to work. A Villager who works with Composter is called Farmer. You can always find a Composter in the Crop field (farm) in a Village.


If there is an unemployed/jobless Villager stand near a Composter, it becomes a Farmer.

Bone Meal

Bone Meal.

You can use Composter to make Bone Meals using food or plant items. Bone Meals can be used to advance (speed up) crop growth, saplings growth, and make dye.

How to Craft a Composter

Crafting Composter in Minecraft

Crafting a Composter.

To craft a Composter, you need 7 Wooden Slabs (you can use any type of Wooden Slabs to craft a Composter).

How to use Composter

Before you use the Composter, it’s good to know how it works. So, I will try to explain a little bit about Composter. 

Composter uses food or plant items to compost it into a Bone Meal. You can’t just put 1 Carrot and expecting to get a Bone Meal that easy. Instead, you put it for a chance to get a “layer” or “floor” in the Composter.


Before you can get a Bone Meal, you need to fill the Composter with the layers you get from putting food or plant items. A full Composter consists of 7 Layers. See the animated image below.

Filling Composter in Minecraft

Filling Composter until it’s full.

You can only collect the Bone Meal when a Composter is full (at 7 Layers), the texture also changed with white spots on the top.

To use the Composter, you need to click the Composter while holding food or plant items. To see what food or plant items you can use, see the table below.

Items That Can Be Used for Composter
Apple, AppleCocoa Beans, Cocoa Beans
Potato, PotatoCookie, Cookie
Baked Potato, Baked PotatoCrimmson Fungus, Crimson Fungus
Bread, BreadCrimson Roots, Crimson Roots
Brown Mushroom, Brown MushroomDried Kelp Block, Dried Kelp Block
Cactus, CactusLarge Fern, Fern
Cake, CakeFern, Large Fern
Carrot, CarrotFlowers, Any types of Flowers
Carved Pumpkin, Carved PumpkinGrass, Grass
Hay Bale, Hay BaleKelp, Kelp
Lilipad, LilipadLeaves, Any types of Leaves
Watermelon Seeds, Melon SeedsBrown Mushroom Block, Brown Mushroom Block
Red Mushroom, Red MushroomRed Mushroom Block, Red Mushroom Block
Melon Slice, Melon SliceMelon, Melon
Mushroom Block, Mushroom StemNether Sprouts, Nether Sprouts
Netherward, NetherwardPumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin, PumpkinSea Pickle, Sea Pickle
Seaweed, SeaweedSeeds, Seeds
Sugar Cane, Sugar CaneMelon Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds
Sweet Berry, Sweet BerryWarped Fungus, Warped Fungus
Warped Roots, Warped RootsWeeping Vines, Weeping Vines
Wheat, WheatTwisting Vines, Twisting Vines
Tall Grass, Tall GrassVines, Vines

Food items that always give 1 Layer are Cake and Pumpkin Pie. But I don’t recommend you put those items in the Composter. It’s better to eat them to fill the Hunger Bars.

Also, no matter how many items you use for filling the Composter, you will always get 1 Bone Meal. So, it’s better not to use expensive items.

I hope this post helps you to understand Composter in Minecraft. For more guides like this, see Tutorials and Guides. Thank you for reading the article.

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