FREDERICTON (GNB) – Motorists who want to dispose of front licence plates can take them to their nearest Service New Brunswick Centre starting today.

“As of today, motorists can continue to display their front plate or drop it off at their nearest Service New Brunswick location,” said Public Safety Minister Carl Urquhart. “By taking them there, motorists can be assured that the plates will be disposed of properly.”

The government recently approved changes regarding front licence plates on passenger and light commercial vehicles. The change removes the requirement to display two plates on vehicles weighing less than 4,500 kilograms. Vehicles still required to display a front plate include tractor trailers, buses, school buses, fire trucks, dump trucks and bucket trucks.

Vehicle owners are encouraged to use Service New Brunswick centres as the preferred method of recycling the plates. They will also have the option of displaying a novelty plate where the front plate was located.

The seasonal plate program will be repealed as of Nov. 1. The registered owners of vehicles with seasonal plates will receive details about how they can replace their plates.