Opening hours at Angus recycling centres are to be extended in response to problems which have arisen since they were slashed earlier this year.
In a change to come into force at the end of this month, centres will open for an extra two hours to relieve traffic congestion and pressure on site staff which have been a feature at facilities across the district.
Leading council figures have also said they hope the longer opening hours will cut down on fly-tipping.
The move will see recycling centres opening at 10am rather than noon Monday to Friday in some burghs, or at 1pm rather than 3pm for towns where there is later opening.
Angus Council’s communities committee convener, Monifieth and Sidlaws Conservative councillor Craig Fotheringham, said: “This increase in opening hours across Angus will help address some of these problems and ensure we achieve our recycling targets, while reducing instances of fly-tipping.”