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City: Banish Stray Shopping Carts With Your iPhone

Monrovia is advocating the use of an iPhone app that lets you snap a picture of abandoned shopping carts and report them.

See a beat up, rusty old shopping cart collecting dust on your street? Well grab your iPhone and take a picture of it.

CartSnap, a new iPhone app, lets residents report stray shopping carts directly to the California Shopping Cart Retrieval Service, according to the Monrovia city website. The app records the GPS location of the cart and lets users participate in contests to earn incentives, according to CartSnap.

In addition to using CartSnap, Monrovia residents can also report abandoned carts directly to the the CSRS online.

Monrovia that restricts where shopping carts can be taken in the city.

bart August 22, 2012 at 05:14 PM
You can also just call the retrieval service hotline and leave a short message with location and the will add it to the list 800 252 2613 hit 1 then 2 and describe location. I have been doing this for 3 year in MOnrovie
bart August 22, 2012 at 05:15 PM
wow sorry about the typos
Karen Lujan August 22, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Love this idea. Will there be an Android app coming out soon for those that don't have iphones?
B Ulm August 22, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Great idea and I second the Android app request!
SYLVIA WILLIAMS August 26, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Finally a solution to a growing problem! I've been calling on shopping carts in the city for three years now. Why cant the markets put those little alert buttons that go off when someone takes the carts out of the parking lot,,,such as the ones at Pavilion and Trader Joes! Guess we have to start somewhere...the app is a good idea.

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