Report Abandoned Shopping Carts

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Source: City of Santa Barbara

Help keep City streets clean by anonymously reporting abandoned shopping carts. Residents can call the hotline to report or fill out a short form online. Carts will be collected within 24-48 hours.

You can report abandoned shopping carts in two easy ways:

1) By Phone: 1-888-992-4778

2) By Online Form:

You will be asked for the city and the specifc address or cross street of the cart. Reports can be made anonymously and shopping carts will be picked up within 24-48 hours.

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ACF May 24, 2018 03:06 AM
Report Abandoned Shopping Carts

Why can't anyone just say thanks for the number and stop snarking? I'll be happy to report "lost" carts and get them off the street!

a-1548071626 May 23, 2018 01:24 PM
Report Abandoned Shopping Carts

Thanks for posting this info, OP. Over the years I have reported plenty of abandoned carts. What frosts me is when the carts are left in creeks or out in open space areas where it's a real chore for anyone to access the carts in order to retrieve them. I don't understand why our local supermarkets and other shops (CVS, et al) can't institute measures to prevent the carts from being absconded with in the first place. There's a way to lock the wheels (I think Ralph's has that already) to prevent the cart being taken off the lot. In other countries (Australia comes to mind), the shopper needs to insert a coin to get a shopping cart and then the coin is redeemed when the cart is returned to its proper place.

a-1548071626 May 23, 2018 10:24 AM
Report Abandoned Shopping Carts

How about keeping our city streets by cleaning them. There are a great number of city streets that have not been cleaned by order of the city council for over 35 years! Those streets that are being cleaned, are being "cleaned" by stone-age sweepers that do nothing more than throw grime and filth into the neighborhood's air. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOUR FILTHY STREET WAS CLEANED?

richyrich May 23, 2018 09:56 AM
Report Abandoned Shopping Carts

Just be sure to remain anonymous, God knows what kind of trouble you could get yourself into by reporting an abandoned shopping cart.

a-1548071626 May 23, 2018 08:54 AM
Report Abandoned Shopping Carts

Ducky - We're all paying be it built into the "cost of doing business" for the missing cart's owner, City, whomever! "Trust me."

Roger May 22, 2018 09:21 PM
Report Abandoned Shopping Carts

When there is personal property found in shopping carts the police respond to collect it.

LocalMatt May 22, 2018 09:10 PM
Report Abandoned Shopping Carts

What if shopping carts are full of homeless belongings? Are the shopping cart retrievers going to dump out homeless belongings?

a-1548071626 May 23, 2018 02:29 PM
Report Abandoned Shopping Carts

Whatever the passed on cost is to the retailer whose carts are being stolen, or who decide to implement a wheel locking system to prevent theft. Either way, you do the math.

mattyboy May 22, 2018 09:41 PM
Report Abandoned Shopping Carts

Nothing? Unless you want to infer some kind of price of goods increase due to retailers paying a 3rd party to collect shopping carts around town.

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