Lakewood will fine stores with abandoned shopping carts

Jan 29, 2020
Written by wpengine

A new Lakewood law could fine groceries for abandoned shopping carts.

The News Tribune reports that the law waives fees for the first eight carts collected by the city. After that, stores face a $100 fine per cart. The fine grows to $200 by the 12th cart found outside store property.

The city is hoping to curb blight from abandoned carts. It also is encouraging stores to institute security measures including wheels that self-lock when off store property or adding more store security to reduce theft.

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