How To Make A Composter In Minecraft?

In this tutorial, we will learn how to make a composter in Minecraft. In the game, a composter is another useful item in your inventory. Composites in Minecraft are generally used to turn the compostable item into a bone meal.

In simple words, a composter is a block that converts plants, harvests, and other compostable material into bone food. Composters also enable us to eliminate the excessive plant material and convert it into something beneficial.

To make a composter in Minecraft, you will have to place the 7 wooden planks in a certain pattern in the crafting menu. To be specific, you should put one in each square in a U shape, leaving the top two squares in the middle row empty. Composters are also likely to spawn in almost all villages.

As we said earlier, a composter is an excellent way to acquire a bone meal by simply adding the plant ingredients. Once you gather the seven layers of compost in the composter, then you will be able to use it as an opportunity to gather the bone meal.

You can also automate the bone meal gathering process by merely using the hopper. To do it, place the composter on the upper side of the hopper, and done! Simple as that, there you have your automatic bone meal collector at your service.

Follow the below instructions to know how to make a composter in Minecraft.

Supported Minecraft Versions For Composter:

PlatformVersion of the gameAvailability
Java Edition1.14Yes
Bedrock Edition1.11.0Yes
Education Edition1.12.0Yes

Requirements To Make A Composter In Minecraft:

You will need 7 wooden slabs of any kind. These wooden slabs will then be crafted into a fully functional composter in the game.

You can use any type/kinds of wood for this purpose like:

  • 7 Spruce wood slabs
  • 7 Oakwood slabs
  • 7 Jungle wood slabs
  • 7 Birchwood slabs
  • 7 Acacia wood slabs
  • 7 Dark Oak wood slabs
  • 7 warped slabs
  • 7 Crimson slabs

How To Make A Composter Stand In Minecraft?

Once you have the requirements fulfilled (7 wooden planks), you are ready to craft a composter.

Note: you can use any wooden planks from any wood type in the game. The only basic requirement is seven wooden planks (of any wood).

1. Open The Crafting Menu

At the crafting table, open the crafting menu/grid. There you will see a 3×3 crafting grid. We will insert the wooden planks in the grid to get the composter as an output.

2. Adding The Ingredients


The crafting menu adds the seven wooden planks in the U shape, one in each square. This means you will have to leave the first two squares in the middle column empty and fill the remaining ones with one wooden plank in each.

3. Moving The Composter To Your Inventory

Once you place the wooden planks in the right pattern as we saw above. You will see a composter on the right-hand side of the crafting menu. From there, you can move it to your inventory by simple drag and drop action.

Commands For Composter In Minecraft

  • Java Edition – /give @p composter 1
  • PE – /give @p composter 1 0
  • PS – /give @p composter 1 0
  • Nintendo – /give @p composter 1 0
  • Xbox – /give @p composter 1 0
  • Education Edition – /give @p composter 1 0
  • Windows 10 – /give @p composter 1 0

Uses of Composter in Minecraft

Composters in Minecraft can fill different plant materials such as flowers, carrots, saplings, and tall grass. Now, these plant materials will raise the level of the composter until it reaches its maximum level, and once that’s done, the composter will drop a piece of bone meal in the future.

Green sparkles can be seen as you fill up the composter, similar to bone meal crops or grass. The composter will fill up entirely with higher quality plan materials like pumpkin pie or cake but will yield less with more straightforward plant materials like seeds or leaves.

Well, this is precisely how you can make and use a composter in Minecraft. This thing is useful in getting some bone meal and feeding your hunger. Hopefully, this guide may be helpful for your adventure in Minecraft. If this guide is useful for you in any manner, then do share it on social media.

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