Supermarket bosses in Lynn have been told to do more to ensure they retrieve their dumped trolleys or else enforcement officers will be re-introduced.
West Norfolk Council officials are in talks with store managers about a self-regulatory system which was intended to tackle the problem.
But, at Thursday’s full council meeting, leader Brian Long said the authority would take action unless the businesses improved their system quickly.
He said: “I think the service operated by the supermarkets isnt sufficient but the negotaitions will be centred on them making sure trolleys are collected properly.
“They need to be responsible for them. If it continues that they’re not then our trolley man will be the only answer.”
Asked by Labour’s Charles Joyce if there was a deadline for action, he added: “I would suggest it will be within the next three months.
“It is being continuously monitored. I would urge all councillors and members of the public to report trolleys if theyre not where they should be.”
One of the major concerns about trolleys not being collected promptly is the risk of them being dumped in rivers and waterways.