There's been an uptick in construction in the city and that has some city councilors concerned.
They want to make sure any waste from construction is recycled, including wood, sheetrock, and insulation.
"Now that we only have one landfill in Vermont that we really have to take measures to protect that landfill and keep as much material out of the landfill as possible," says Norman Blais, D-Burlington City Councilor.
On Monday, the city council started the process of requiring recycling during commercial construction as part of a permit.
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