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Be Careful With Your Christmas Trash

TVs, computers, and even iPads were some of the hot items under the tree this year, but electronics can also be target items for burglars.
MIDLAND -- TVs, computers, and even iPads were some of the hot items under the tree this year, but electronics can also be target items for burglars.

“I see people going through the dumpsters all the time,” said Midlander, Jacob Scott.

Santa definitely came to Midland this Christmas, and Midlanders I spoke with on Thursday said they were being cautious about their Christmas trash.

“I've always disposed of things in the recycling, not close to the house, and basically watching for people watching me dispose of things,” said Midlander, Trisha Pumphrey.

Authorities tell us told me if you have something you want to keep, take care of the boxes it came in, and that’s exactly what Midlander Jonathan Elliot did. He is getting rid of his trash in a unique way, with fire.

“Making sure no one goes through the trash and steal things that don’t need to be stolen,” said Midlander Jonathan Quezada.

Some found a way to stay green with theirs.

“Use em for compost, he’s got a place to tear them up at,” said Midlander, Norma Quezada.

Others dump their trash at work.

“Well I work in retail so I have access to a dumpster behind the place I work so I put it there so now ones knows the type of stuff I buy,” said Jacob Scott.

Ector County Sheriff sergeant Duesler recommends cutting up your boxes and distributing the pieces in several dumpsters to help deter thieves.



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