Brome Composting Unit

A change in city’s zoning ordinance to allow commercial composting operations could bring GreenBox to Sun Prairie to collect residential and commercial compost for online resale. Founder Ben Stanger told the City of Sun Prairie in application materials shared with the Sun Prairie Plan Commission and Sun Prairie City Council that GreenBox would like to use a Brome composting machine to process compost for resale to customers placing orders online.

A change in the city’s composting regulations — supported by the city’s Comprehensive Plan and City Sustainability Coordinator Scott Semroc — could bring a new business to the City of Sun Prairie.

On Nov. 9, the Sun Prairie Plan Commission recommended amending the Official Zoning Ordinance by amending Section 17.16.030 Table of Land Uses and Section 17.16.110 Storage or disposal land uses to allow commercial composting.