Shepparton locals are being urged to report abandoned shopping trolleys in a new crack down from the council.
Mark Eade from the Greater Shepparton City Council said some shoppers are unaware that it is in offence to remove shopping trolleys from shopping areas.
“It is an offence under Council’s Local Law 1 for a person to leave a shopping trolley in any place other than an area designated for that purpose,” Mr Eade said.
“If Council’s Community Rangers impound any abandoned shopping trolleys, businesses will be required to pay a fee to have the trolleys released.”
Mr Eade said abandoned shopping trolleys can create risks for pedestrians and may result in property damage.
He said they can also have an environmental impact if they enter drains and waterways.
Residents and businesses are encouraged to report abandoned trolleys.
Lost trolleys from Woolworths/Safeway, Target, Big W and Dan Murphys should call Trolley Tracker on (free call) 1800 641 497.While trolleys from Coles, Kmart, Bunnings, Officeworks and 1st Choice must call 1800TROLLY (free call) 1800 876 553.