Abandoned Shopping Trolleys
Abandoned shopping trolleys can be more than just an eyesore. If left in an inappropriate place they can be a hazard to pedestrians, cyclists and road users, as well as attracting fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour.
The local supermarkets in Torfaen make their own arrangements for their own abandoned trollies, this is carried out by a private company called Trolleywise.
If a trolley is an immediate danger to the public, they will endeavour to remove it within 24 hours.
What can I do to help?
To help reduce the number of abandoned shopping trolleys you can do the following:
- Once you have used the shopping trolley, leave it in a sensible location such as a trolley bay in a supermarket or town centre car park, ready for collection by the store.
- Don't use a shopping trolley to transport your shopping home.
- If you notice a shopping trolley abandoned please report it to the supermarket directly.
How do I report an Abandoned Shopping Trolley?
People who spot an abandoned trolley should initially contact the relevant store:
- ASDA – 01633 645300
- Iceland - 01633 863951
- Tesco – 01495 267400
- B&Q – 01633 877323
- Aldi – 08444 068800
- Lidl – 08704 441234
- Farm Foods – 01495 762312
- Sainsbury - 01633 869736
If a store doesn't respond to a call within 24 hours, residents should then contact Trolleywise on 0800 3161241.
Note: Definition - A 'shopping trolley' is a trolley provided by the owner of a shop to customers to enable them to carry goods purchased at the shop. This definition excludes power-assisted trolleys. The powers in the Clean Neighbourhoods & Environment Act 2005 apply to trolleys in any condition, and therefore may be used in relation to unserviceable trolleys and trolley parts.
Last Modified: 21/01/2019
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