The end could be in sight for the menace of dumped shopping trolleys in Harlow's estates and green spaces.
Liberal Democrat councillors Eleanor Macy and Lorna Spenceley, along with other members of Harlow Council's Environment & Community Committee, have decided to start consultations with supermarkets and other affected people to introduce a new scheme for dealing with abandoned trolleys.
Under these proposals, the council would collect dumped trolleys and notify the supermarkets to whom they belonged. The supermarkets would then be charged to collect their trolleys or for the council to dispose of them. The suggested cost is £70 per trolley.