How to report stolen and abandoned supermarket trolleys in Australia
Most Australians care for their beautiful country and would agree that abandoned shopping carts 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 for traffic and pedestrians.
Luckily, in addition to always returning your own trolley to the trolley bay, there is an easy way to help Australian environment: report any lost, stolen or abandoned shopping trolleys to the collector services using the following contacts:
|For an abandoned trolley belonging to...||use these contacts to report the trolley:|
Food For Less
|Trolley report phone: 1800 641 497
Trolley report page: trolleytracker.com.au/Report
Privacy tip: your contact details are only required if you want to participate in the prize draw. Otherwise just enter the trolley info, leave your contact details blank, tick “I accept the Terms and Conditions” and enter the captcha if asked
First Choice Liquor Market
|Trolley report phone: 1800 876 553 (1800 TROLLEY)
Trolley report page: www.coles.com.au/customer-service/abandoned-trolley
Privacy tip: leave “no” in the “Would you like to be notified” section if you prefer not to share your email address
|Target||Trolley report phone: 1800 163 900|
|Bunnings||Trolley report phone: 1300 554 777
General contact page: www.bunnings.com.au/contact-us
Privacy tip: to protect your personal information, you can choose “Other” in the list, do not enter your name, and use Bunnings domain email such as firstname.lastname@example.org
|Kmart||Trolley report phone: 1800 876 553 (1800 TROLLEY)|
|Officeworks||Officeworks offers no special contacts for reporting trolleys.
General contact phone: 1300 633 423 (1300 OFFICE)
General contact page: www.officeworks.com.au/contact-us
Privacy tip: to protect your personal information, you can enter name John Citizen and email email@example.com
|Aldi||Aldi offers no special contacts for reporting trolleys, and, according to readers' messages, often does not act even after the trolley has been reported. If you notice that the reported Aldi trolley is not collected within a reasonable timeframe, please raise the issue with your local council.
General contact phone: 13 25 34 (13 ALDI)
General contact page: www.customerservice.aldi.com.au
Privacy tip: Aldi contact form requires too much personal data. To protect your data, enter placeholder info: John Citizen, 1 Main Street...
You can add the above links to your web browser bookmarks and use them to report any trolley you see outside shopping premises.
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 trolleys not only reduces waste, but also decreases trolley replacement costs, which are eventually passed onto customers.
Thank you for your collaboration and your care for Australia.