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:
Woolworths
Big W
Dan Murphy's
Flemings
Ritchies IGA
Food For Less
Ikea NSW
Phone: 1800-641-497

Trolley report form: 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

Coles
1st Choice
Kmart
Target
Phone: 1800-876-553 (1800 TROLLEY)

Trolley report form: 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

Bunnings Phone: 1300-554-777

General contact form: www.bunnings.com.au/contact-us. No online form for reporting trolleys.

Privacy tip: to protect your personal information, enter general info, for example John Citizen noaddress@bunnigs.com.au

Aldi Phone: 13-25-34 (13 ALDI)

General contact form: www.customerservice.aldi.com.au. No online form for reporting trolleys.

Privacy tip: Aldi contact form requires too much personal data. To protect your contact information, enter general info, for example John Citizen, 1 Some Street SomeSuburb, phone number 0000000000

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.

Stolen and abandoned Coles supermarket trolley in dumped in a river.
Stolen and abandoned Coles supermarket trolley dumped in Brisbane river

Source:  annystudio.com