Throw it away? No Way!

Fix-it Fairs are community gatherings bringing neighbors together to provide free repair services to the public while reducing landfill waste and passing on vital skills.

These hands-on events are open to everyone and provide an empowering opportunity for individuals to learn how to repair items – like small appliances and electronics – for themselves and others. The 3-hour events are held at revolving sites around town, with the goal of making them accessible to more people in more communities.

What gets fixed?

We invite people to bring items in need of repairing or mending that might otherwise be thrown away, such as bikes, jewelry, clothing, small appliances, furniture, toys and electronics. Meanwhile, you can chat with your neighbors, get advice on home projects, and grab some coffee and snacks – all in a welcoming, family-friendly environment.

Though Zero Waste Washington is no longer hosting Fix-it Fairs, other groups are! Check out the regional Repair Economy community to find your local repair group (as well as tool libraries and makerspaces).


Thank You!

We’d like to thank to the WA Department of Ecology for generously supporting this project through a Public Participation Grant.

Our Partners

Our wonderful partners help make Fix-it Fairs possible!

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