Just looked it up. Total population of the province in question is slightly less than 2.5 mln., so way less than 1 mln. households. Total fines involved are 47 mln. Euro, way over 60 mln. US$. That's more than 60 dollars per household... Kaching!!!
When my local recycling company reported that the special recycling bins were never getting used my city scrapped its recycling program. The problem was not that the residents weren't recycling, but that other residents would go around the night before and take all the bottles and cans.