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On August 12, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the American Red Cross bus will be parked at City Hall to collect blood donations. The Red Cross recently announced that it has seen a decrease in blood donations this summer and is urging the public to help those in need by donating blood. Appointments for the blood drive can be made online at redcrossblood.org using the sponsor code Saratoga or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors in the City Hall Blood Drive will receive a limited edition t-shirt from the American Red Cross.|
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The Santa Clara County Vector Control District is requesting that the public report dead bird sightings. Saratoga residents who find a dead bird can report it by calling 877.WNV.BIRD (877.968.2473) or online here.|
To learn how to properly dispose of a dead bird, watch this video by the California Department of Public Health. Contracting West Nile Virus from a dead bird or squirrel is "low to non-existent," according to the Public Health Department.
Between July and September 2014, West Valley Collection & Recycling will be conducting the Annual Cleanup for single-family residential customers. On the specified cleanup day, WVC&R will collect an unlimited number of items from the curb at no additional cost.|
Items should be less than 70 pounds and placed in garbage bags, cans, or sturdy boxes. Tree branches should be 3 inches in diameter or less and no more than 3 feet in length. WVC&R will not pick up items containing CFCs (such as refrigerators), e-waste or universal waste, or items weighing more than 70 pounds.
Cleanup dates vary based on neighborhood and route. Residential customers will be notified of their cleanup date by mail one month in advance of their designated cleanup date.
For more information, click here.