How to report stolen and abandoned supermarket trolleys in Australia
Most Australians care for their beautiful country and would agree that abandoned shopping trolleys are not just making streets and local surrounds look untidy and neglected, but also can become an environmental hazard to bushland, creeks and waterways and pose a danger on the roads.
Luckily, besides always returning your the trolley to the supermarket’s trolley bay, there is a an easy way to contribute to neatness of Australia: report any lost, stolen or abandoned trolleys to the trolley collection service. It can be done very quickly online: all you need is to tell the name of the shop the trolley belongs to and the location of the trolley.
I have the following links in my Web browser’s favourites and use them to report every trolley I see left outside any shop’s premises:
|For an abandoned trolley belonging to...||Use this online report form:|
Ritchies IGA and IGA WA (selected stores)
Privacy tip: giving your contact details in the report form is optional and only required if you want to participate in the prize draw. Otherwise, just fill the trolley details, leave your contact details blank, tick “I accept the Terms and Conditions” and enter the captcha code.
Just enter the address of the trolley location.
Privacy tip: if you prefer to keep your e-mail address private, say “no” to the “Do you require a reference number” question.
The reports are forwarded to collection teams around the country. The trolley collection services retrieve the trolleys and return them to the relevant store. Reporting a trolley, which would otherwise have to be replaced, helps reduce waste and costs that otherwise would have been passed onto customers.
Thank you for your collaboration and care for Australia.
1 March 2011, last update 14 November 2013