The standard opening hours at eleven full-time Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in Aberdeenshire have changed.
Previously, the HWRCs were open late on a Tuesday evening throughout the year.
The sites have not been well-used on Tuesdays after 5pm and it is thought unlikely that will change during the rest of the winter.
ISC chairman Peter Argyle said: “Although there will no longer be a late opening night during winter months, residents will benefit from longer opening hours in daylight at weekends, with sites now opening at 9am instead of 10am on both Saturday and Sunday all year round. We also have recycling points available.” The centres whose opening hours have changed include Laurencekirk and Stonehaven,