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Shopping Trolleys

On 18 Dec 2009 at 1:51pm Mick Deacon wrote:
On 26th October 2006, the Sussex Express published a piece about LDC adopting new legislation from February 2008 (Environmental Protection Act: section 99, schedule 4) to charge the supermarkets £50 - 75 each for allowing their trolleys to litter the town, up until 01/12/09, this has not been enforced. This year, at least 50 trolleys have been removed from the river alone. LDC will from now on be fining supermarkets for each trolley recovered from any site off their premises. So if you see a trolley where it shouldnt be, please call the LDC warden 484999, who will collect it.
On 18 Dec 2009 at 2:01pm spongebob wrote:
How many kebab wrappers do you see strewn all over the place on a saturday night, what about coffe cups from costa or forfar wrappers to name but a few.

If you're going to do this with supermarkets, surely the smaller shops should be as much to blame ?
On 18 Dec 2009 at 2:28pm Mick Deacon wrote:
I agree
I think all retailers should be held responsible for litter originating from their trade sites. Maybe this should be taken up with LDC too. I thought we pay poll tax to LDC to keep our streets clean.
On 18 Dec 2009 at 2:43pm MonkeySeeMonkeyDo wrote:
Spongebob, MD. It is lazy people not using the few bins that are provided in town, it isn't difficult to put wrappers in their pockets till a bin is available but nobody does it. Drives me maad!! - I could rant for ages. Costa cups all over the place, chewing gum not wrapped and thrown away, so that I tread on it with my new trainers and have to pick it out with a pair of scissors. Beer cans and bottles left on walls and thrown in my garden (I thought Lewes had a no drinking in the streets policy.) Yes the retailers should take a small amount of blame but I think People should just be more responsible for their own behaviour it doesn't take much. Blah blah blah...
On 18 Dec 2009 at 2:45pm Lewes Man wrote:
Fantastic News they should make this compulsory for all Lewes business.
I will be the first to throw my glove box full of parket vouchers all over the high street I knew i'd get those F@@@@@s back someday.
On 18 Dec 2009 at 11:04pm Bunter wrote:
But we all know there are idle people who push their shopping back from Tesco and Waitrose in the trolley and then just stick it round the corner from where they live as if some servant will be taking it back for them.
On 19 Dec 2009 at 12:22pm Mick Deacon wrote:
But would they still do that if they had to put a quid in the slot to unlock it?
On 19 Dec 2009 at 7:50pm Bartleby wrote:
but it is so irritating having to put a pound in the trolleys at Homebase. I never have a pound and so have to try and do it without a trolley. My son pulled a kitchen door off last time we went there.
On 19 Dec 2009 at 11:06pm Happy Shopper. wrote:
The only time I ever need a £1 coin for a trolley is when I go to Iceland in Haywards Heath.I also never seem to have a 1 coin so I battle on with a hand basket.
It was only when I was having a grizzle at the checkout that the shop assistant said,'If you had told us we would have given you a 1 coin'...How nice!
I bought a token on a key ring for 1 on E Bay which fits all trolleys.Therefore saving you the hassle.My Mum got one free in Eastbourne....
I think both Waitrose and Tescos should have the 1 system.Makes sense.
On 20 Dec 2009 at 10:30am TDA wrote:
Spongebob the point about trolleys is that they are huge, metallic and plastic pieces of 'litter', bigger than even the biggest kebab you've ever eaten, and even if a kebab existed that large, the wrapper would still rot away and not clod up the river.
On 20 Dec 2009 at 11:22am spongebob wrote:
Litter is litter TDA.....i spend enough time at work clearing other peoples crap so believe me i know. One shopping trolley or 20 polystyrene burger cases ?????

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