Savannah Cracking Down On Stray Grocery Carts

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Associated Press Release

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Abandoned grocery carts in some Savannah neighborhoods have become such a problem that city officials are warning grocery stores to take better care of them -- or pay up if they don't.

The Savannah Morning News reports ( that some residents say they're getting tired of seeing the carts abandoned along streets, canals, bus stops and yards.

Assistant City Manager Peter Shonka recently sent letters to local grocers. He said the city is considering ways to address the issue, including rounding up the carts and holding them until the businesses pay a fee.

Shonka said officials recognize that grocery stores often have little or no control over customers who remove carts, but said "it is the name of your company that appears on your cart creating visual blight and clutter."


Information from: Savannah Morning News,

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