From 1 March 2016 businesses with more than 25 trolleys are required to install a trolley containment system.
Shopping trolleys taken outside of shopping precincts are not only an eyesore but are dangerous: blocking roads and footpaths, posing a risk to pedestrians and causing damage to vehicles.
Trolleys dumped illegally in bushland, creeks, drains and waterways can cause a build-up of debris. This restricts water flow and creates an environmental hazard during heavy rainfall.
If you take a trolley outside the relevant business premises you can be fined $589.
If you find a trolley that is not where it belongs, report it for collection to:
- Trolley Tracker - email@example.com or free call 1800 641 497
- 1800Trolley - 1800Trolley@coles.com.au or free call 1800 TROLLEY (1800 876 553)