BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Landlords with larger properties in Vermont's biggest city are going to have to provide covered recycling bins for their tenants as a way to reduce wind-blown litter.
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger says the ordinance approved by the city council on Monday requires landlords with buildings with 10 or more units to provide the covered bins beginning next month.
It's expected that over time, the bins will be required for smaller buildings, but there is no specific timetable to do that.
Weinberger says the smaller, more common recycling bins used by many people that don't have lids are a source of wind-blown trash in the city.
He says the city's Department of Public Works will sell covered 65-gallon bins, called toters, for $48. Larger bins are available as well.
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