ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - In an effort to thwart home burglaries, the Orange County Sheriff's Office will be helping shoppers dispose of boxes
that held expensive items.
officials, "burglar boxes" are discarded cardboard boxes that held high-priced electronic and other items.
Deputies said the boxes, when set out with the trash or
recyclables, often let would-be burglars know that the home has a new TV, computer, gaming system or other high-end item.
Through Jan. 3, the sheriff's office will have waste receptacles throughout the county for shoppers to dispose of large appliance or electronics boxes. There is no charge to dispose of the boxes.
Sheriff's officials will release the locations of their "Operation Burglar Box" collection points sometime Friday.
Sector 3 — Pine Hills Shopping Center, 5101 West Colonial Drive
Sector 3 — Home Depot, 7022 West Colonial Drive
Sector 3— Rotary Club, 475 South Kirkman Road
Sector 2—Subway, 413 North Alafaya Trail
Sector 4 — CVS, 5190 South Conway Road
Sector 4 — KMART, 7825 South Orange Blossom Trail
Sector 2 — EOS, 11000 Lake Underhill Road
Sector 4 — Sedano’s Super Market, 12981 S Orange Blossom Trail