Strewn shopping carts have become more visible throughout the Tamaqua area over the past months. Members of the Tamaqua Volunteers community initiative group state these shopping carts are strewn all over Tamaqua, including parks. One volunteer said, "If you are going to take a shopping cart, at least have the decency to return it, instead of throwing it on the sidewalk or piling them at a community park." One official said, "Someone has to pick these carts up and its time consuming. If you have to take a cart off the store's property, at least bring it right back."