Did you know it is illegal to remove a shopping cart from the property where the store is located? Did you know persons removing carts from private property or caught in possession of a cart removed from private property may be subject to a criminal citation? The City of Livermore has seen a recent and dramatic increase in abandoned shopping carts on our streets and in our neighborhoods. Carts left on parkways, sidewalks or streets can pose hazards for pedestrians and drivers in addition to creating a blight on the community. Citizens can help rid our neighborhoods and streets of these nuisances by doing one of the following:
Do not remove carts from the property where the store it belongs to is located.
Call the store where the cart(s) belongs. Citizens can find the correct store on the list below or can find the store's contact information on the cart itself
Call the City of Livermore's Neighborhood Preservation Section at (925) 960-4444
Shopping carts must be clearly marked with the store or owner's name, contact telephone number, address for returning the cart and notification that removal and unauthorized possession of a shopping cart is a violation of state and local laws LMC 8.18.050
Removal of and or possession of a shopping cart from a store or owner's property is against state an local laws and may result in the issuance of a criminal citation
Shopping carts abandoned on private property may result in a warning or citation issued to the property owner where the cart is located LMC 8.14.020