Before you buy a new toaster to replace the one that is broken, give the Repair Café a try on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 12 to 4 p.m. at 1450 Ocean. We may be able to repair it. Experienced volunteers, known as Fixers, will be on hand to repair your household goods.
On Dec. 12, the Resource Recovery & Recycling Division will focus on repair and reuse as part of our Zero Waste Strategic Plan. Various experts will be available: electricians, seamstresses, electronics technicians, carpenters, and more, to help make all possible repairs free of charge. Tools and materials will also be available. Repair and tinkering are becoming lost arts, but the Repair Cafe aims to change that!
This event brings together community experts with those seeking to learn how to repair common household items. Resource Recovery staff and fixers will be on hand to show you how to repurpose trash into crafty treasures.
We throw away an incredible amount of stuff every day – but imagine extending the life of your items at little to no cost! Saving used items from landfills is key to reducing our waste. Bring torn clothes, books, broken furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, computers and toys. Fixers will be on hand to help and offer advice on the best way to reuse and repair your most beloved possessions.
— Submitted by Carrie Lujan Public Information Coordinator