Living in Hawaii is expensive enough without stores having to pass the cost of lost shopping carts on to their customers.
When you call, please be as specific as possible when you tell them where their carts are located. A street address, a nearby business, etc any information that helps them know the exact location of their cart will help them retrieve their carts as soon as they are able to send some one.
This is a work in-progress, so I will add more numbers and weblinks as they become known to me.
I feel obligated to mention that if you are in possession of a shopping cart - either you found it or you just took it home and decided to keep it - you are in possession of stolen property and that is a felony. Depending on the value of the shopping cart, it could be a charge of Petty Theft in the second or third degree. I've never heard of anyone being charged for having a stolen shopping cart, but I don't think you want to be the one they decide to prosecute in order to discourage the next guy from doing it. You never know when these guys might decide to "get tough on crime" by starting with you or some one you know.
If you find a shopping cart but cannot determine which store it came from, you can report it as Abandoned Property by calling 586-1589.
If you see shopping carts in a homeless campsite, call the City Department of Housing at 768-4687.
Report Abandoned Shopping Carts