What is the problem with abandoned shopping carts? Abandoned shopping carts are a public nuisance, an eyesore and are often filled with unsanitary and potentially hazardous debris. Overseeing and attending to abandoned shopping carts utilizes an excessive amount of Public Works time and resources. It is illegal both to remove a cart from a store’s parking lot and to possess a cart without the store’s permission. Please note that the City of Albany Police Department is stepping up efforts to curtail shopping cart violators by issuing tickets, and that violators are subject to substantial fines.
What can residents do?
Please do not remove shopping carts from store premises without specific store permission. There are many “personal carts” available for purchase, many of which are inexpensive and cost much less than fines for taking store carts!
If you see an abandoned cart, please call the store that owns the cart and request that the cart be retrieved. If the store is not on the list below, please look up the phone number in the Yellow Pages of your phone book.
|Bed Bath and Beyond:
|EC Natural Grocery:
|Longs Albany (Solano Avenue):
|Longs El Cerrito (El Cerrito Plaza):
|The Dollar Store:
|Orchard Supply Hardware:
|Ranch 99 Market:
|Target El Cerrito:
If there is no name on the shopping cart, please call Public Works at (510) 524-9543 or report the location on the online Contact Us form.
Thank you for helping us to make Albany a clean and safe place for all to enjoy!
Last updated: 1/30/2009 10:06:23 AM