Ben Stanger, founder and CEO of Green Box Compost, picks up buckets of food scraps from a client’s home in Madison, Wis. on May 25, 2022. Green Box Compost charges Madison subscribers $24 a month for a single-bucket pickup every other week or $34 for a two-bucket pickup. (Coburn Dukehart / Wisconsin Watch)

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