Shopping carts + Houston = the Wild West. You see abandoned carts at bus stops, in your neighborhood, and even in our Bayous! These carts aren’t cheap either, costing retailers $100-$400 to replace. As you can imagine, these costs are passed on to the customer. Reducing cart abandonment is a win-win for all Houstonians.
At the beginning of November, an abandoned shopping cart retrieval pilot program will begin in District J. The program will last for 90 days, after which the results will be reviewed with industry stakeholders and the community.
This initiative is being undertaken with the goal of creating a city ordinance that would address retrieval of abandoned shopping carts.
The program is being funded by the District J Council District Service Fund. Stay tuned for more details and results! By undertaking initiatives like this one, we can continue to improve the quality of life for our communities.
-Council Member Mike Laster, District J