Clearwater Police paired up with the city's Solid Waste Department to offer residents a safe option to stashing holiday trash.
Eight temporary dumpsters are now open in locations scattered across Clearwater. Residents are encouraged to break down holiday boxes and dispose of them in the dumpsters, to avoid being targeted by criminals.
Clearwater Solid Waste Department officials say leaving your Christmas boxes curbside is like posting a billboard for burglars.
"They'll label a home because they see what's out at the curb. They know what's out there and they'll target that home," said John Pittman of the Clearwater Solid Waste Department.
The eight dumpster locations are open now until January 2nd.
Locations are as follows:
Clearwater Police Headquarters
645 Pierce Street
Countryside Fire Station 50
2681 Countryside Boulevard
Clearwater Beach Recreation Center
69 Bay Esplanade Boulevard
Clearwater Solid Waste
1701 N. Hercules Avenue
2400 Harn Boulevard
Clearwater Fire Station 49
565 Sky Harbor Drive
Ross Norton Recreation Center
1426 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave
North MLK Police Sub-Station
1310 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave
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