Last week a couple of Chicago aldermen proposed fining suburbanites caught trying to recycle in the city.

Aldermen Lona Lane and Virginia Rugai, of the 18th and 19th wards, say they’re tired of hearing from constituents who drive to the city’s recycling drop-off sites and find the bins spilling over. “A lot of times it’s overflowing and it’s because we don’t get a pick-up, but I just figured if [suburban residents] don’t use it, it would be better for us,” Lane told Fran Spielman of the Sun-Times.

Rugai added that in an ideal world everyone would recycle, but she’s up for fining suburbanites if their drop-offs become “an obstacle for city residents.”

I’ll put this as fairly as I can: their proposal is inane.