Supermarkets: Trolleys

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 3rd April 2018.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will bring forward legislative proposals to require supermarkets to collect discarded shopping trolleys.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 amended the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to give local authorities powers to seize, store and dispose of abandoned shopping and luggage trolleys. They can also recover costs from the owners of the trolleys.

Local authorities and other land managers may also use Community Protection Notices (under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014) to prevent unreasonable behaviour that is having a negative impact on the local community's quality of life.

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