Compost Bin

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A compost bin is an immovable container where weeds, crops, herbs, fruits and other Farming skill products are placed to make compost, supercompost, ultracompost, or rotten tomatoes. Compost bins are located next to allotment/flower/herb patches, Herblore Habitat and Prifddinas:

Compost bin locations
Farm south of Falador (Cabbage-port with Explorer ring 3 or 4)
West of Port Phasmatys (Teleport using Master farming outfit (up to three a day) or Ectophial)
Manor Farm north-east of Ardougne (Teleport using Master farming outfit, Ardougne cloak, or Ardougne lodestone)
North-west of Catherby (Just west of the Catherby lodestone)
Next to the potato patch in Taverley (Just north of Taverley lodestone)
Herblore Habitat (Teleport using Master farming outfit (if a witchdoctor mask or juju spiritbag is owned) or a juju spiritbag)
Inner circle of the Crwys district in Prifddinas

Players need 15 unnoted items to fill the compost bin, which they can then close to start the rotting process.

Players must use 15 supercompost-compatible items in the compost bin to make supercompost - even one incompatible item will make the whole contents into regular compost. This is the same when making ultracompost or rotten tomatoes. A message will pop up warning the player if they attempt to add a wrong item.

When examined, players can see how full the bin is, from empty through to completely full (0-15 items). Since different players fill the compost bins with different quantities of items, the examine text is different for each player depending on what they have put inside.

Compost generally takes between 35-50 minutes to decompose inside the bin. Supercompost and ultracompost take around 90 minutes.

Products of rotting[edit | edit source]

Boosting yield[edit | edit source]

If you have a large pen with a farm totem, you can place a Bull (Cow ♂) in it to activate the "Bully for You" perk, which will reduce the chance of depleting the compost bin when removing compost. Since it is possible to not-deplete the bin multiple times a row, the total additional yield is somewhat higher than it may seem -- an extra 25% for one bull and 50% for two.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 5 August 2019 (Update):
    • Super compost will no longer be made instantly when using tomatoes on the compost bin.
  • patch 21 January 2014 (Update):
    • The compost bin in Catherby is no longer missing the bottom section.
  • patch 6 May 2009 (Update):
    • The ‘locked’ sound effect plays when trying to open a compost bin that's not ready.
  • patch 28 October 2008 (Update):
    • When using one item on a compost bin, your character will automatically attempt to put any further items of that type into the bin.