Hundreds of thousands of customers every day in shops and shopping centres throughout NSW make use of shopping trolleys. Retailers who provide shopping trolleys for their customers have many millions of dollars invested in the provision of trolley services, in maintenance, replacement and upgrading of trolleys.
Unfortunately, some irresponsible people leave shopping trolleys unattended in streets and public places, at which point they may be at risk of injuring passers-by or damaging motor vehicles or other property. Shopping trolleys may also have an environmental impact when they enter drains and waterways or otherwise interfere with the provision of public services.
Many companies around the world have attempted to find a solution to the problem of unattended shopping trolleys. As a general principle, it is preferable that trolleys remain on the premises which own them. This should be the primary motivation for trolley management policies and programs. It is acknowledged however that whatever system is in place, trolley removal and abandonment will occur to varying degrees.
IF YOU SEE AN ABANDONED SHOPPING TROLLEY, PLEASE CONTACT TROLLEY TRACKERS ON 1800 641 497 OR GO ONLINE TO WWW.TROLLEYTRACKER.COM.AU FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN $1000
For Coles - Kmart - Target - Bunnings and Officeworks trolleys please call 1800TROLLEY (1800 876 553) or email 1800Trolley@coles.com.au
Woolworths, in conjunction with Trolley Services Australia, has significantly enhanced the Trolley Tracker service and members of the community can now report abandoned trolleys easily and quickly using a Trolley Tracker mobile application on their smartphone. Now, all that a member of the community has to do is open and use the Trolley Tracker mobile application and their location details will be reported back to Trolley Tracker via that GPS on their phone.
Trolley collection teams will then be advised of the location of the trolley that needs to be collected. Reporting trolleys via the smartphone application is a simple one-step process. People who report trolleys via the smartphone application will also go in the monthly prize draw.
Click here to download the mobile app.