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Big boxes draw thieves

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CLEARWATER (FOX 13) -

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

Morningside Pool

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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