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Holiday Trash: Don’t make yourself a target for thieves

Posted at 5:36 AM, Dec 27, 2018

Now that the holidays are winding down, it’s time to clear out your house of trash!

But, should you really leave it out on the curb? The Corpus Christi Police Department says that it could be a potential target for a criminal.

“Don’t give the criminal any opportunity to target your house to look at your garbage area and say, ‘oh look they got a nice TV, that I want,’” says Officer Pace, “And don’t make yourself a target of crime.”

CCPD says to have a plan for everything you do over the holiday season and do not advertise anything about your whereabouts or what could be waiting in your home. They say a good way to dispose of trash, is to break down boxes, leave trash inside until scheduled pickup, or take to a collection center.

The day after Christmas, the J.C. Elliott Collection Center saw a slew of people during the lunch time rush, as they all were dropping off holiday trash.

Tai Apilado, Solid Waste Superintendent says during this time of the year, the collection centers are busy.

If you have Tuesday pick up, your scheduled pick up will be Saturday, Dec. 29.

Solid Waste urges residents to remember what to put in trash and what to recycle.

A few holiday items that can be TRASHED:

  • ribbons and bows
  • styrofoam
  • bubble wrap
  • Christmas lights
  • wrapping paper and cards

For more information on what to recycle and what to toss: