Written by on 27/04/2021


When doing your grocery shop it can be hard not to think of all the times your supermarket trolley has been used.

And while all Australian supermarkets have stepped up their cleaning game since the coronavirus pandemic began last year, a new device at Woolies has got clean freak customers excited.

Woolworths is trialling a trolley disinfector machine at its Oran Park store in Sydney, installing the device there earlier this month.

In a now-viral TikTok video shared by @sezzarellaruby, Sarah showed the trolley cleaner in action, describing it as “like a car wash, only free”.

To use it all Sarah had to do was push the trolley inside the machine and then press a button to let the sanitising spray do its thing.

The video, which has since been viewed more than 1.2 million times, also attracted hundreds of comments from shoppers who wished they had the cleaner at their supermarket.

“I love this! Those trolleys are never cleaned, sit outside and then we put food in them? I was hoping we would get this one day,” one person commented.

“How cool! We need one of these at our Woolies!” another said.

But others pointed out the trolley shouldn’t be seen as an alternative to other hygiene and social distancing measures.

“I like the idea but everyone is touching the same button to turn it on,” one person said.

A Woolworths spokeswoman told the trolley disinfectant unit was part of the supermarket’s COVIDsafe program.

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