Many major stores like Target find that their shoppers have purchased too much merchandise and are unable to carry everything home. So, the store's carts are taken away full of their goods and are frequently abandoned elsewhere. This page is for documenting some of the places these carts have been relocated to. Bill Richter's Cart Service returns carts to their homes, sometimes aggressively or unkindly.




Waiting for the bus Watching the cloudscape Taking a nap behind the Davis Manor Center


Torn Asunder A plague from both their houses Looking both ways


Lost on its way Lookin' for game Wrong turn


Tripped on a rock Hit an uneven sidewalk in Old North, spit out my drunk rider and left in this resting place. Anyone know the way to Trader Jose's? Found near Explorit. Been seeing an influx of them around the park. Such an invasive species

Are shopping carts friend or foe?

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me and a friend recently saw one waiting for the bus; slowly but surely they will venture farther and farther away —StevenDaubert

2009-12-22 18:29:18   I will change this smiley face: :-) to a sad face when JabberWokky removes his comment above. —WesHardaker

2009-12-22 19:43:47   Many carts from the Safeway in South Davis make their way to the local apartment complexes. Carts can often be found under all the stairwells at Da Vinci Court apt complex. —DinahDavison

2009-12-23 14:56:42   Anyone know if you round up the carts and return them, will any stores give you anything? I've heard $10 a cart, but that just may be a complete urban legend, or the policy for one particular store. —AmLin

2009-12-23 14:59:36   I'd kind of doubt it. That would provide a strong incentive to people to take, and then return, the carts. —IDoNotExist

2009-12-23 15:30:06   These seemed to be attracted to my old residence near Sycamore park. I brought several of them back home over the years after their teenage human buddies ditched them on my lawn. —AmitVainsencher

2013-03-31 07:46:14   Other ways of finding lost carts: iPhone app called CartSnap connects directly to the cart retrieval services. Can be found at,, and —RonJimenez

2022-03-09 22:04:31   There is a long-running Instagram account tracking some of this urban wildlife called, "Shopping Carts of Davis." <a href=""> foodwang