The issue of abandoned trolleys is a collective responsibility – between Council, local residents, shopping centre managers, shoppers and retailers.
Abandoned shopping trolleys should be reported directly to the appropriate owner of the trolley or their nominated collection service provider. Here are some useful contacts:
Phone: 9416 7496
Phone: 9449 4582
Harris Farm St Ives
Phone: 9394 3262
Woolworths and IGA
Phone: 1800 641 497
Abandoned shopping trolley policy
We have a created a policy to provide a guide for Council staff, retailers, developers and the community on how to manage shopping trolleys so as to reduce trolley abandonment.
See Council's policy on Abandoned Shopping Trolleys (pdf. 913KB)
Personal shopping trolleys
One great alternative to shopping trolleys is to use a personal shopping trolley bag with wheels, available from many discount variety stores for around $20.
This is very convenient for those who may not have a car and have to carry a lot of groceries home and are good for the environment as you can do away with plastic bags.
They fold down, are lightweight and can carry a full load of groceries.