Tucson Ordinance Requires Companies To Collect Abandoned Shopping Carts

October 14, 2013

The president of Tucson’s Chamber of Commerce expects positive changes from a new city ordinance that fines companies for failing to pick up abandoned shopping carts within three days.

Michael Varney said both cart thieves and retailers share blame.

“Retailers have expressed no interest at all in pursuing legal action against these customers so that leaves us in a little bit of a quandary,” Varney said. “The neighborhoods obviously don’t care about any of that; they just want these things gone.”

Varney said retailers can hire a collection service to pick up the carts for them.