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Recycling/Surplus – Repair Fair Wed. May 29: Free repairs and demonstrations

May 16th, 2013

Come to the Recycling Warehouse at 644 SW 13th Street on Wednesday, May 29th between the hours of 5:30 and 7:30 pm for our last Repair Fair of the year!

Bring your broken items and questions; volunteers will help you learn how to repair your things.

Save money, save natural resources and be part of a DIY and reuse culture. Free and open to all.

Clothing repair station

Volunteer Randi Ponce helps at the clothing repair station. Click to view larger.

Repair skills offered:

  • Appliances (small items only, please)
  • Bicycles
  • Clothing (hand and machine sewing)
  • Computers (hardware and software)
  • Electronics (small items only, please)
  • Housewares (furniture, lamps, ceramics, vacuums, etc.)
  • Jewelry
  • And more!


Repair demonstrations:

5:45-6:05 DIY Safe Pest Control: Ants & Fruit Flies – Learn how to minimize ants and fruit flies in your home, using natural, homemade methods, and take samples home with you to get started. (Leaders: Lindsey Almarode, Campus Recycling Outreach Assistant and Jodie Davaz, Waste Watchers volunteer)

Bike workshop

Volunteer Kevin Grant leads a bike maintenance workshop at the April Repair Fair. Click to view larger.

6:15-6:45 Basic Bike Maintenance – Learn basic maintenance and repairs like fixing a flat tire and chain upkeep. Learn when you should take your bike to a professional, and learn what bike repair resources are available to you locally. (Leader: Jacob Kollen, SSI Transportation Projects Coordinator)

7:00-7:20 Don’t Just Spring Clean, Green Clean – Whether you’re moving out of the dorms, ending a lease, or just looking for a little spring cleaning, learn how a few basic, food-safe ingredients can clean your whole home. Leave with a sample of all-purpose cleaner so you’re set to get started. (Leaders: Kyle Reed, Campus Recycling Outreach Assistant and Amanda Abbott, Waste Watchers volunteer)

Additional event details:

Facebook event

We don’t have spare parts, but will do our best to repair what we can and/or refer you to where you could find the parts you need. If you have parts already, we may be able to help you install them.

RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook.

Map of location and parking

Map of location and parking. Click to view larger.

Directions: We are located on the corner of 13th St and A Ave at 644 SW 13th Street. Enter through the warehouse gates on 13th St., between the railroad tracks and A Ave. Also see the map to the right.

This event is organized by the student group Waste Watchers, a joint group of Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative. Repair Fairs occurred twice per term during the 2012-13 academic year, and this is the final one of the year. For more information, contact Andrea Norris via email or at 541-737-5398.


Want to see what a Repair Fair is all about? View this video clip recap from a past fair:

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