A SHOPPER has suggested having a 'bounty' on shopping trollies dumped in Ellesmere Port.
Bob Highton came up with the idea after despairing at the number of shopping carts abandoned at taxi ranks, behind businesses and in the street.
The Pioneer told last month how a borough council task-force is using new legal powers to force supermarkets to collect their dumped trollies.
It can now legally claim back from the stores all 'reasonable costs' for collecting, storing and returning them.
Asda, Iceland and Morrisons told us they already work hard to try to collect dumped trolleys, and urge any resident who spots one to call them.
Mr Highton, of Ellesmere Port, said: 'It costs about £80 to make each trolley and the council will charge an amount of money for collecting them.
'Why don't the stores offer a bounty for their safe return?
'They could offer all the children of Cheshire 50p for each trolley they find, or give them a chocolate bar from the store.
'The place is getting an eyesore because of them. Everyone is talking about it but no-one is doing anything. All they have to do is put out an advert about a reward and every child will get in touch to help.'
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