How to Make a Composter in Minecraft [ Guide with Pictures]

How to make a composter in Minecraft?

In Minecraft, a composter is a block that converts plants, crops, and other such compostable materials into a bone meal. Bone meal is needed in Minecraft by anyone who has a decent farm to fertilize their plants. Composter Minecraft is a valuable tool that rids you of plant material and turns them into something more useful. You can use a composter in Minecraft to get rid of excess plants.

Don’t know how to make a composter in Minecraft? No need to worry. You’ll learn how to make it here. 

Items Needed To Craft a Minecraft Composter

You need two things to make your composter in Minecraft. You’ll need

  • Seven wooden slabs, any type of wood, will go.
  • And secondly, the 3×3 crafting menu of the crafting table.

You can select any kind of wood from the following.

  1. Crimson slabs
  2. Dark oak wood slabs 
  3. Jungle woods slabs 
  4. Acacia wood slabs 

You may mix or match any of the slabs you have at hand to make a composter. You also will need the 3×3 crafting menu.

Where To Get Materials For Making a Composter In Minecraft?

For making your composter, you first need to get the items. Wooden slabs can be found in jungle biomes, forest biomes, or woodlands. If you want to use a specific type of wood, you’ll have to locate the wood in its particular place. Like if you want to use dark oak wood to make your composter, you will need to visit the dark forest biomes because dark oak wood is usually present there. 

How To Make Composters in Minecraft?

To craft your composter in Minecraft, follow these simple steps.

1. Open the Crafting Menu

To start, open your crafting table in Minecraft. Your 3×3 crafting table that will open up will look like this.

Open the Crafting Grid

2. Add the Items Needed to Make a Composter

Once your crafting table opens, you will see a crafting area displaying a 3×3 crafting grid. To make your composter, set the seven slabs in this 3×3 grid. Place these slabs in the right (3) and left (3) columns with one slab (1) at the middle bottom, making a U shape. The setup method is shown in the picture below. 

3. Move the Composter to the Inventory

When you have filled the crafting area with the right things in their positions, you will see the composter in the result box. 

Now that your composter is ready, you just need to shift it to your item inventory. You can choose it and use it when needed.

Move the Composter to Inventory



Oak Wood Slab * 7

Composter * 1

Spruce Wood Slab * 7

Composter * 1

Birch Wood Slab * 7

Composter * 1

Jungle Wood Slab * 7

Composter * 1

Acacia Wood Slab * 7

Composter * 1

Dark Oak Wood Slab * 7

Composter * 1

Crimson Slab * 7

Composter * 1

Warped Slab * 7

Composter * 1


How to Use Composter in Minecraft?

Using a composter in Minecraft is straightforward and does not require any additional effort.

To use a composter, first, you have to decide the spot where you want to put it. Now, aim the pointer at the spot and select a composter from your inventory list.


Once you have chosen the composter, now choose the compostable item to lit up the composter so it can perform its task. After you have placed the composter along with the compostable item, you can see green particles gathered at the base of the composter. 

Once you have filled the seven layers, you can start composting. After you’re done with it, you can see the bone meal being popped out of the composter, and you’re ready to add it to your inventory.

What Can We Do With the Composter in Minecraft?

A composter is a great tool to speed up the farming process in Minecraft; however, you can’t trade them with villagers. Here are some more uses of composter in Minecraft.

Bone Meals

A composter is a great tool to speed up the farming process in Minecraft; however, you can’t trade them with villagers. Here are some more uses of composter in Minecraft.

Note Blocks

Interestingly, composters can be put beneath the note blocks in order to produce the bass sound.


Composters can be used as fuel in the Blast Furnace. This method is effective when you’re at the start of your game and need some quick tools.


Congrats. Just by following these simple steps, you have crafted your own composter that you can use in Minecraft to turn leftover grass, seeds, and surplus crops into a great bonemeal. These composters also help you set a farmer profession for the villagers. The entire crafting process is very simple and will help you get your bonemeal easily. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is fed into the composter to make the bone meal?

The composter starts preparing a bone meal when you feed in it food and plant-based items.

What are the best items to put into the composter?

Baked Potato, Bread, Cookie, Flowering Azalea, Hay Bale, Mushroom Blocks, Nether Wart Block, and Warped Wart Block are used to increase the compost level in Minecraft.

Which Minecraft blocks are best for composting?

Usually, Nether Wart and Warped Wart blocks are considered to be the best blocks for composting.

Which objects should not be thrown in the composter?

Bamboo, poisonous potatoes, meat, fish, and dead bushes are the objects which should not be thrown in the composter.

Do composters make your crop grow faster?

Yes, composters do not only make your crops grow faster but also help the player become more environment-friendly.