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FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
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City seeks wayward shopping cart reports

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From page A4 | January 29, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — The city wants residents’ reports on abandoned shopping carts to help expedite removal of the carts.

“Residents want to help the city and call us often with the locations of abandoned carts,” City Manager Sean Quinn said in a press release. “We’ve established methods that will make the cart reporting and pick-up process much faster. Getting carts off the streets of our community is a priority.”

Residents now have three ways to report abandoned cart locations directly to the city’s cart retrieval service:

  • Visit www.cartretrieval.net. Click on the red button and fill in the online cart reporting form.
  • Call 800-252-4613 and leave a voice message with the address of the cart’s location.
  • Download CartSnap iOS app, free from the iPhone store, and follow directions to report a cart location. The app will be available on the Android platform soon.

Fairfield recently adopted a shopping cart ordinance and entered into an agreement with California Shopping Cart Retrieval Corporation in order to prevent visual blight and safety hazards created by abandoned carts, the city said.

Residents are encouraged to report any abandoned carts or call Dawn La Bar at 428-7749 for additional information.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or rmccarthy@dailyrepublic.net.

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  • The MisterJanuary 29, 2014 - 6:41 am

    The carts are likely abandoned stolen property. Shouldn't people call the police non-emergency number? If it were an abandoned bike, wheelchair or skateboard the proper thing to do would be to call the police. Middle-schoolers are going to have sex so we better give them condoms... low-income people are going to steal shopping carts so we better not consider it a crime. What is up with turning a blind eye to that which is wrong? (And don't blame this epidemic of abandoned carts on the "homeless" when so many carts are dumped near low-income housing.)

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  • patrickJanuary 29, 2014 - 1:24 pm

    in the larger Midwestern cities super markets have a system that has a metal ribbon around their parking lots that will trip a locking device on cart wheels if the cart is pushed over them

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  • next doorJanuary 29, 2014 - 9:45 pm

    Patrick, check out Safeway on Waterman, When Hostess Twinkies were coming back, my wife had me look around store to store for those stupid cream filled spunge cakes, I called stores and Safeway claimed they had some, so I drove there and took a cart into the safeway, after finding they didn't have the twinkies I decided to take the EMPTY cart back out and leave , when I got to the doors the wheels locked and an alarm sounded, I dragged the cart out and started to leave when a gaurd/los prention dude ran out, saw the cart was empty and I the SUSPECT was empty handed so he just asked me what happened, I told him, the cart locked up. Next time I'll just leave the empty cart in an isle no sense in being a responsible kind sole in a place where everyone is suspected of being dirt. .. .

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  • got milk ?January 29, 2014 - 9:59 pm

    one thought to resolve this issue is if the stores were to use a method like the airports put a buck into a device that releases the cart then when your done with the cart you take it back to the cart return put it back in you get your dollar back. if your lazy and leave it out some homeless person is going to grab your abandoned cart and return it for the dollar. the carts likely not leave the property and then wont be found in neighborhoods I'm sure the various retailers will employ some method to distinguish their cart from another retailers so that a Target cart can't be redeemed by a home Depot cart return and visa-versa

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  • CD BrooksJanuary 29, 2014 - 7:17 am

    PD is not going to waste their time they "don't have the resources." The city should not be responsible or use their manpower either. The property owner should provide their own security and methods for returns, not local municipalities. I can think of a lot of issues needing more attention than these lousy shopping carts.

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  • boomJanuary 29, 2014 - 12:53 pm

    If I call this number and give you a location, will you retrieve the carts from the homeless people on N. Texas?, who make this city look far more blighted than any empty shopping cart can.

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  • Mr. SmithJanuary 29, 2014 - 1:27 pm

    Boom: You got it right. I have to drive by that homeless camp/garbage dump every day and it sickens me. Now it is in front of Lowes. "WELCOME TO FAIRFIELD"

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  • RalphJanuary 29, 2014 - 3:28 pm

    the shopping carts are the least of the problems..the people who push them are whats causing all of this. I cant walk across the street with out being accused of some crime, Raley's on TravisBlvd..its the worst.

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