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Local Police Agencies Hosting Christmas Box Drop-Off Through 12/30

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The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Flagler Beach Police Department, and Bunnell Police Department are holding a Christmas box drop off to dispose of cardboard boxes from the holiday season. The event is going on from December 26th to December 30th.

According to a release from the FCSO, the event is designed to curb break-ins and burglaries. By removing large boxes from the side of the road by Flagler residents’ houses, would-be thieves may have a harder time identifying which homes just received expensive new gifts.

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Residents can take their boxes to special dumpsters set up at:

  • 14 Palm Harbor Village Way West, Palm Coast, 32127
  • 204 S Flagler Ave, Flagler Beach, 32136
  • 200 S Church St, Bunnell, 32110

“We’re wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday! In order to avoid Grinches this holiday season, please feel free to drop off large boxes at our department; so those mean Grinches don’t know what presents have been dropped off at your Whoville address,” said Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney.

“If a Grinch passes your home, give him no reason to steal your Christmas. Join us by disposing of marked gift boxes in the free bin behind the Historic Coquina City Hall in Bunnell. Also, be sure to immediately report suspicious activity to dispatch to help us quickly nab anyone auditioning for this season’s Grinch. By working with us, this time of year will remain merry and bright,” said Bunnell Police Chief Dave Brannon.

“Grinch-proof your Christmas by allowing us to take care of your large cardboard boxes this holiday season” added Sheriff Rick Staly. “The law enforcement agencies in Flagler County are committed to protecting our residents and their hard-earned belongings. Thank you to FBPD, BPD, and Waste Pro for partnering with us this year!”

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Chris Gollon is a Flagler County resident since 2004, as well as a staple of the local independent music scene and avid observer of Central Florida politics, arts, and recreation.

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  1. TR

    December 27, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    This is a great idea. I always wondered why people just through out the boxes that their large dollar items came in with a picture of the item on the box, like a large TV does. It just gives the crooks an idea on who’s house to break into.

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