Now that we're just days away from UW-Eau Claire's Homecoming and the celebrations that always come with it, County officials want you to keep recycling in mind as the week goes by.
Wisconsin's had a recycling law in effect for nearly 16 years, and in Eau Claire County, officials say they'll typically hand out about three or four citiations a year.
Still, the fines can be pretty steep for not separating your recyclables; in the neighborhood of $200 to $500 dollars if you're caught.
"Generally speaking, there isn't a good reason not to recycle," said County Planner Jon Tulman.
"Ignorance is not a good excuse in this case."
Officials say recycling conserves landfill space, natural resources, and limits pollution.
For information on Eau Claire County's Recycling Ordinance, there's a student guide at http://www.uwec.edu/home/recycle.pdf or you can call the county at 715-839-6190 during the week