Shopping trolley dumping a 'wheel'-y big problem in Macarthur

The humble shopping trolley makes life easier in the supermarket but it has become a nuisance on Macarthur streets.

Now local politicians want the NSW government to tackle the problem.

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren and Campbelltown councillor Darcy Lound have demanded the state government make a genuine and concerted effort to help remove dumped shopping trolleys from Macarthur streets.

"The local government minister and her NSW Liberal-National colleagues are aware of the issue regarding dumped shopping trolleys but refuse to take any proactive steps to curb the problem," Mr Warren said.

"Trolleys are there for one purpose - to transport goods from point A to point B.

"They are not a mode of transport or a landmark.

"Spend 15 minutes walking through Campbelltown's CBD and I'm sure you will come across your fair share of dumped trolleys."

A variety of councils throughout the state have raised concerns about the number of trolleys being dumped in their community.

Mr Warren said the issue was one affecting the entire Macarthur region with trolleys also dumped throughout Wollondilly and Camden streets.

Mr Warren and Cr Lound recently spotted more than half a dozen trolleys dumped within a few hundred metres along the Moore Oxley Bypass.

Cr Lound said the dumped trolleys were not only an eyesore but also a safety hazard.

"A dumped shopping trolley is an all too familiar sight in Campbelltown," he said.

"The number of dumped trolleys really perturbs me and I know it annoys many other local residents.

"The government needs to step up to curb this problem that exists not only in Campbelltown, but all throughout Macarthur."