Under the new scheme, householders using commercial-type vehicles
such as vans or trailers to take materials to recycling centres will require a permit to do so.
ross Baxter, waste manager at Aberdeenshire Council, said: "the permit system is simply designed to address the fact some households use commercial-type vehicles
Vehicle restrictions: Commercial-type vehicles
(a van or pick-up) will need to apply for a permit.
A council spokesman said: "The council made the decision to limit commercial-type vehicles
in order to stop businesses from using the household waste sites to dispose of their rubbish.
All vans and commercial-type vehicles
need a van permit to be able to use the centres."
The scheme, financed by a Government grant, applies to all vans, pick-up trucks and commercial-type vehicles
, any vehicle pulling a trailer over 5ft in length and pedestrians.
The council's waste manager Ross Baxter said: "The permit system is simply designed to address the fact some households use commercial-type vehicles