Everyone has seen abandoned shopping carts. Often you’ll see them parked alongside the road, dumped at the edges of apartment complexes, or even just stashed in back alleys.
It’s a problem for grocery stores, who end up paying for the loss, but it’s a problem for residents too. If it’s around your apartment complex (or home) it’s ugly, and they often get in the way. Alongside the street, it’s an eyesore and encourages more trash to be dumped in the area.
Who takes care of it? How can you get rid of the abandoned shopping cart, without loading it up somehow and taking it back to the grocery store yourself? That’s not a practical solution, especially when you see so many.
There are two great ways to tackle shopping cart abandonment head on. The first is to report it to the Public Works Department. Your city government strives to maintain a clean, beautiful city for all its residents, and the best way is to create a request on SeeClickFix.
SeeClickFix is incredibly easy to use. You can download the app on your smartphone, or you can sign up on their website SeeClickFix.com. But you don’t even have to have an account. You can simply go to the Inner Circle and visit the Report An Issue page. Once there, click Report An Issue at the top of our Map. This will open up a request form and you can explain your problem (be it shopping carts or pot holes). Then, add a picture so we can see exactly what’s wrong.
There’s also a different way to corral renegade carts. It’s called the California Shopping Cart Retrieval Corporation.
It’s as easy as simply reporting a cart at their website: CartRetrieval.net Then, just fill out the information required. It’s easy as clicking a button, and you’ve helped take care of Corona! You may also call 818.563.3070 or toll free: 800.252.4613