Trolley dumping is something local councillors do get involved with on a regular basis. As a Brighton Hill Councillor I have had regular conversations with ASDA management over a number of things and trolley dumping is one of those areas.
The store itself is trying really hard to combat this. Its massively expensive for them so they have an interest in it. They recently at huge cost replaced all their trolleys which are fitted with a magnetised wheel lock. As soon as the trolley goes over the curtilage boundary which has technology built into it the wheels lock up making it very difficult for them to be moved.
However the perimeter technology is sometimes vandalised which means some trolleys get past. This is not always kids as you might imagine but thieves who steel Trolleys to sell them for scrap metal value.
Other times people just stubbornly drag the trolley with locked wheels and when it gets too difficult just dump it.
Some people also have still got old “borrowed ” trolleys that they use and park in their garden every week.
The store has agreed with us that if anyone sees a trolley in the immediate area of ASDA, they can phone customer services and someone from the store will fetch it. Otherwise ASDA belong to the trolleywise scheme and they have a number and a phone app you can use to report a trolley and they come get them.
Your Labour Councillor team in Brighton Hill have regular walk about -we also work full time so this is often at weekends in the winter as nights draw in. We report what we see but its really helpful if members of the pubic can do this as well.
Cllr Kim Taylor”