SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Santa Fe city councilors want businesses to pay for abandoned shopping carts. The council says the city has collected about 3,000 abandoned carts since September. They pay a company $14 per shopping cart to collect them.
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The city says they spent about $47,000 retrieving and returning carts. A new bill that’s expected to be taken up this week would fine retailers $150,000 per shopping cart.