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THE CASE OF THE REAPPEARING CARTS

Case of the Reappearing Shopping Carts

The question of where abandoned shopping carts come from is truly no mystery. From time to time, carts appear in our neighborhoods and storefronts along San Vicente and on Wilshire. In addition to being an eyesore, they invite other issues such as litter when people start using the cart as a trash receptacle. The removal of shopping carts can come down to a simple phone call.

As a courtesy and service to the community, I have been reporting any abandoned carts I have located. I would like to encourage residents and business owners alike to notify any one of the several businesses listed below with the location of an abandoned cart. Most of the local markets utilize a service that will have the shopping cart removed within 24 hours.

Each shopping cart is typically marked with the store identifying mark. If you can identify the store to which the cart belongs, then notifying the store directly will easily remedy the situation. Additionally, there is a toll free number available 24 hours a day from a company whose sole purpose is to collect abandoned shopping carts regardless of the company they came from.

Here are some phone numbers that will help with the process:

California Cart Retrieval 800-252-4613
(24 hours a day)
Whole Foods 310-826-4433
Longs Drug Store 310-440-4160
Vicente Foods 310-472-5215

Regardless of the service you are calling, be sure to have the address of the cart location. A specific address always simplifies things for them as well as the nearest cross street.
It is because of the actions, efforts, and caring of individuals that make our community so unique. Thank you all for going that extra step.

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