Shopping Cart Removal City of Norfolk
Abandoned Shopping Carts • A shopping cart is stolen/abandoned every 90 seconds in the United States.* • They are left alongside streets, in vacant lots and ditches and become calling cards for illegal dumping. • They cause blight in neighborhoods. *Supermarket Institute in Washington, D.C.
Abandoned Shopping Carts (con’t) • The Storm Water Lot Cleaning Crew has collected the following • FY04 1159 carts • FY05 1420 carts
Abandoned Shopping Carts (con’t) • Once collected, shopping carts are returned to the store for a nominal fee or are recycled.