Trolleys to go
FOLLOWING complaints from Oban Times readers, Tesco has agreed to act to remove abandoned supermarket trolleys that have been dumped.
A NUMBER of shopping trolleys that have been thrown into an Oban stream causing a blockage and littering will soon be collected by a specialist recovery team.
A report was made to The Oban Times of four trolleys that had been lifted up over a fence and dumped into the same spot in the Black Lynn, burn and one was left teetering on the edge of the bank.
After being contacted, Tesco said it would send out a specialist team to collect the abandoned trolleys.
An Argyll and Bute Council spokesperson said: ‘ Shoppers should obviously return their trolleys to the supermarket to avoid any unsightly and potentially hazardous situations.
‘It is the responsibility of the supermarket to retrieve its own shopping trolleys which have been abandoned.
‘ We have been in touch with the supermarket and it will arrange to have these trolleys removed.’
A Tesco spokesperson said: ‘Our colleagues always try to ensure that our trolleys stay at our stores for the benefit of our customers, but from time to time they do go missing.
‘ We have sent out a specialist recovery team to Oban to remove these trolleys and this will be complete over the coming days.’
However, it’s not just the Black Lynn that seems to have an abandoned trolley problem – even signposts aren’t safe.
Tesco says it has organised a specialist recovery team to take away the supermarket trolleys dumped at and in the Black Lynn burn – and one that somehow found its way onto the top of a street sign in Oban.