January 5, 1991. Multiples are now expected to introduce coin-controlled trolleys at a fast pace following legislation that will allow those abandoned to be seized and impounded by local councils. Environment minister David Trippier this week announced that under the new Environment Protection Act, councils have the option of removing and retaining trolleys left in public places. Supermarkets claiming them back will be charged. In advice to retailers, the Department of Environment said: "The legislation does not automatically apply to every area, but gives them the power to bring it into operation three months later." {{COUNTERPOINT }}