Composter

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Composter
Composter.png
Composter full.pngComposter contents ready.png
Transparent

No

Luminance

0

Blast resistance

?

Tool

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

Drops

Itself

Name

composter

Java Edition.pngMclogo.svg

A composter is a block which converts crops and plants into bone meal.

Obtaining[edit]

Crafting[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Composter Any wood Fence +
Any Planks

[Java Edition only]
Composter Any wood Slab

[Bedrock Edition only]

Natural generation[edit]

Composters can generate in farms in villages.

Usage[edit]

Composters can be used to produce bone meal. To do so, the player must use any of a selection of items on the composter. The composter can also be used to recycle unneeded plant items. When an adjacent comparator is facing away from the composter, a comparator signal strength of up to 8 is emitted depending on the fullness of the block.

Composting[edit]

The composter can be filled with compost, which is done by adding compostable items to it. When successfully adding an item, a green particle appears. See the table below for all supported items. These items have different levels of compostability. The higher the percentage of an item, the more likely it is for that item to add another layer of compost to the block when used on it. Each layer of compost has a podzol-like appearance. When the composter reaches the 7th layer of compost, the compost will change appearance indicating that bone meal can be collected by using the composter a final time.

The following table shows the items that can be used in a composter, the percent chance for an item to add a level of compost, and the average number of items needed to fill a composter:

30% 50% 65% 85% 100% ?%
Average number of items required to fill a composter
≈23.33 14 ≈10.77 ≈8.24 7 ?

Hoppers[edit]

Composters can interact with hoppers by placing a composter on the upper side of a hopper and producing bone meal from the composter, which will cause the bone meal to be collected into the hopper automatically (see Hopper § Redstone component for more details about hopper-specific mechanics). Hoppers cannot be drawn into the sides of composters.

Hoppers can also push items into the composter from above.

Changing villager profession[edit]

If a village has a composter but no farmer villager, any resident villager who has not already chosen a workstation has a chance to change their profession to a farmer.

Fuel[edit]

A composter can be used as fuel in a furnace to smelt 1.5 items.

Data values[edit]

Block states[edit]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
level00
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
When at level 8, bone meal is able to be collected from the composter.

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.1419w03aAdded composters.
19w03bAll mushroom blocks can now be used in composters.
19w04aComposters now spawn in village farms.
19w05aChances changed from 10/20/50/80/100% to 30/50/65/85/100%.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Added composters, which are only available through Experimental Gameplay with different crafting recipe.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Added composter functionality.
beta 1.11.0.3Composter now supports hopper placement.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Composter" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

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