Santa Cruz County will pick up Christmas trees on regular garbage-collection days from Monday, Jan. 4, through Jan. 22 in the unincorporated areas of the county.
Also, fire stations in Felton, Boulder Creek, Ben Lomond and Scotts Valley have bins that serve as drop-off spots for Christmas trees now through Jan. 16.
The residential curbside collection requires that trees be cut to lengths 6 feet or shorter and that ornaments, tinsel and tree stands be removed. Flocked trees will not be accepted.
Trees will be chipped for mulch for plants or used to generate electricity.
For information: 454-2160 or www.santacruz
Blood donation could net plasma TV
Anyone who donates blood through the American Red Cross between now and Jan. 31 can enter a drawing for a new 50-inch plasma HDTV.
People in good health and at least 17 years old (or 16 with parent permission) who meet weight requirements can donate blood.
To schedule an appointment: 800-4483-5433 or www.redcrossblood.org.
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