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Cape Coral and Waste Pro team up to deter theft by offering crime prevention recycling program

Posted at 10:46 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-24 22:02:55-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Cape Coral Police and the City of Cape Coral are teaming up with Waste Pro to keep the community safe and help prevent crime during the holidays.

Rather than placing empty gift boxes at the curb, Waste Pro is providing a community site where residents can dispose of packaging such as cardboard boxes from Dec. 24 to 28, at 1020 Cultural Park Blvd., in the parking lot area across the street from City Hall.

The bin is available for recyclable materials only.

The goal is to reduce residential and vehicle burglaries. Boxes left at the roadway serve as billboards for criminals who drive through neighborhoods looking to see who received the newest televisions, video game systems, or other electronics.