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Too Many Abandoned Shopping Carts

City staying on top of eyesore around Albuquerque with extra help.

May 6, 2022

The Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) is planning to expand its current abandoned shopping cart program, picking them up as they are left behind in neighborhoods throughout the City of Albuquerque.

So far in FY22, the department has removed nearly 5,200 of them and that number continues to climb. SWMD is looking to grow its current highway and litter crews to take on more abandoned shopping cart duties, or work with a local company to help address the issue. SWMD will also work closer with grocery stores and see how the City can help them.

If you spot an abandoned shopping cart, please call 311.