Letter to the editor: What to do about discarded grocery carts?


Regarding discarded grocery cart pickup. Each store manager is eager to participate because they want their expensive property returned.

Telephone the store, state the address/location and number of carts — and the store will dispatch pick-up.

Edmonds QFC:    425-775-0542

Edmonds Safeway:  425-778-1411

Edmonds Winco:  425-697-1052

MLT QFC:  425-771-3962

MLT Safeway:  425-775-4154

Let’s try old-fashioned customer service and fight the filth in our neighborhoods. How about passing out flyers at each store with the phone number?

Christine Koch

Editor’s note: The author of this letter confirmed that she contacted each store maneger directly about this issue and they provided the numbers above to call.

  1. A area up in Lynnwood a area between target Costco fred Myers and Walmart can have multiple new carts show up every day, a couple of times it was like they were all pulled out of the woods for collection must have been 100 one time and 50 on another. How are you to transport all your ill acquired or daily goods without wheels?

  2. Great job Christine Koch. I think that is a great idea and nice of you to get this ball rolling.

  3. Date: Tuesday 3/28/2023
    Locations: 240th St.. bus stop (behind Home Depot) to 208th St (Walgreens)
    # carts: 10 Winco / 4 Safeway carts called for pick-up
    The biz owners appreciate the effort to remove the cart clutter from their property. Hwy 99 bus stops are common discard areas. The individual effort to phone-in a cart pick-up is 5 minutes.

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