In the lead up to the busy Christmas period, 113 abandoned shopping trolleys have been collected in three separate blitzes in Tuggeranong, Gungahlin and Belconnen Michael Brice, Manager of Licensing and Compliance, City Services, said today.
The blitzes took place in Tuggeranong on Thursday 7 November, Gungahlin on Thursday 28 November and Belconnen on Monday 9 December with 11, 20 and 82 abandoned trolleys collected respectively. Another 10 trolleys were collected after removal notices were placed on abandoned trolleys.
“Prior to each collection day, retailers were given two days warning to advise them that trolleys located outside shopping precinct areas in parkland, open spaces, waterways or on playing fields will be impounded,” Mr Brice said.
“Leaving trolleys on the streets has a direct cost to retailers as there is a fee of $115.90 to retrieve a trolley that has been impounded.
“On top of regular collection days, TAMS also places shopping trolley removal notice stickers on abandoned trolleys that are reported by members of the public or identified during general patrols by city rangers.
Notice is given that Woden/Weston will get the trolley action on 19 December.