The Composter is a player deployable farming tool in Rust that converts food and animal waste into useful Fertilizer. Admins may spawn them via the F1 console.

The item itself looks and functions as an almost-single-foundation black square receptacle. Players may open the composter to view a standard 12-slot storage container. When placing foodstuffs, Plant Fiber, or Horse Dung into these slots (try to stack them as you would a Furnace), as time progresses, they will break down into fertilizer.  

Different types of foods yield better fertilizer amounts which players can sell at Bandit Camp for a considerable amount of Scrap.

Check out our comprehensive Composter guide for more details!

For more information on the farming system that the composter is used for, check out our Farming guide.

Item Information
Short Namecomposter
Item DescriptionProduces fertilizer from compostable items.
Default Stacksize1
Item Crafting Data
Required Workbench Level0
Crafting Time30
Crafting Yield1
Crafting Ingredients
image of rust woodWood x200
RUST TarpTarp x2