Abandoned shopping trolleys are problematic in all council areas, including Canterbury-Bankstown. Not only an eyesore, they also create hazards for cars and pedestrians and, unfortunately, end up in our parks, bushlands and creeks.
Unfortunately, while some large retailers employ strategies where they pick-up trolleys around their stores, they are not totally effective.
Shopping trolleys are owned by and are the responsibility of retailers which provide them to their customers. That’s why we encourage residents to report any abandoned shopping trolleys to Trolley Tracker on 1800 641 497, or contact the relevant store directly if a trolley is clearly labelled.
As outlined earlier, this is a state-wide issue, so I am urging the NSW Government to introduce specific standards, legislation and greater enforcement powers, to help local councils effectively manage abandoned shopping trolleys.
In the meantime, let’s all work together to make retailers accountable for their shopping trolleys, so Canterbury-Bankstown is an even better place to live in, work in and visit.