Shoalhaven City Council is continuing the organisation’s blitz on abandoned trolleys left within the City as Council Rangers undertake random patrols throughout the area.
A patrol earlier this week saw Council’s Rangers locate and impound 35 abandoned trolleys adding to the nearly 60 trolleys impounded during a two day operation in March.
Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was pleased to see the removal of nearly 100 trolleys from the area’s streets over the past two months.
The Mayor said Council had written to all local retail businesses advising them of the planned clean up providing a two week grace period prior to commencing the blitz.
“I have been overwhelmed by the amount of positive feedback I have received from community members since the commencement of the trolley blitz,” said Clr Gash.
“Council commenced the blitz as a result of the ongoing concerns regarding the growing amount of abandoned trolleys popping up across the City.
“It is fantastic to see the difference this targeted operation has already made to the local area with a noticeable drop in the amount of unsightly trolleys left abandoned in the local streets.”
The Mayor said that Council had advised all retail businesses that impounded trolleys will be returned at a cost of $85 per trolley.
Mayor, Gash said that as part of the blitz Council Rangers would continue to impound trolleys on a random basis while also potentially issuing fines to shoppers found taking trolleys and leaving them in the streets.
Fines of up to $220 are able to be issued to shoppers caught taking trolleys and failing to return to a business or property.
CONTACT: Mayor, Joanna Gash - 0427 160 170