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TPD providing holiday box drop-off locations to help prevent residential burglaries

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Posted at 1:56 PM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 13:56:24-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Tallahassee Police and the City of Tallahassee are joining forces to help prevent crime during the holidays.

The Tallahassee Police Department, in conjunction with the City of Tallahassee’s Community Beautification and Waste Management department are telling people instead of placing their empty gift boxes at the curb, they are offering additional receptacles specifically for those cardboard boxes.

TPD says the boxes serve as billboards for criminals driving through your neighborhood looking to see who received the newest televisions, video games or other electronics.

TPD stated instead of leaving those boxes in front of your home, simply bring them to the designated “cardboard only” receptacles at Jack McLean Park, San Luis Mission Park, Tom Brown Pak, and Myers Park.

The goal is to reduce residential burglaries and recycle more cardboard.

Live-cut Christmas trees may also be dropped of at these locations for recycling.

When dropping off your live-cut tree, remove all decorations. These trees will be recycled into mulch for use in city parks. Live-cut trees can also be included in your usual yard waste pile for curbside pickup.

You can start dropping your boxes off beginning Tuesday and it will run through Jan. 3.

LOCATIONS:
Jack McLean Park
700 Paul Russell Road

Myers Park
1206 Myers Park Drive

San Luis Park
1313 San Luis Road

Tom Brown Park
501 Easterwood Drive