More than 100 bags of litter are being collected by Aberdeen bypass workers each month.
Aberdeen Roads Limited is responsible for clearing the rubbish thrown from passing vehicles travelling on the AWPR, under their 30 years’ maintenance contract.
In June, 156 bags were filled with litter picked up from the side of the road, with a further 110 collected in July.
Following concerns for the safety of those having to litter-pick next to vehicles moving at high speed and the environmental impact of the waste, Transport Scotland is encouraging people to take their rubbish home.
The AWPR has made huge improvements to the travelling times across Aberdeen, shifting 50% of traffic from the city centre onto the new road.
Malcolm Findlay, general manager at Aberdeen Roads Limited, said:“Litter picking in certain areas of the road will require temporary traffic management to be implemented, which has an impact on road users by reducing the number of lanes available.”
The AWPR, in addition to improving journey times, was built to attract new business and tourists to the area.
A Transport Scotland spokeswomen said, “Keeping it free from litter will give everyone a chance to see the north east at its best.”