What Are Fix-It Fairs?
Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction has partnered with Valparaiso Public Library to host a Fix-It Fair, an event that highlights reuse, inviting the community to get items repaired at no cost. Volunteers and professionals provide repair at these events and educate attendees on how to make their own repairs.
- Repairing items saves you money. Why buy something new when you can get your item fixed for free?
- Repairing keeps items out of the landfill. To promote reuse, Fix-It Fairs are a great practice to do alongside recycling and reduction. The key is prevention. The less we throw away, the better.
- Repair is empowering. You can learn a new skill and pass knowledge to your friends and family.
- It’s fun! What a better way to connect with community members while supporting local businesses and organizations.
How Can I Get My Items Repaired?
Services are available for a variety of repairs such as simple sewing repair, jewelry, small appliances, IT: Computer and electronic, clocks, small furniture assembly/repair, and glasses. Attend our next event to get your items fixed.
Our Next Fix-It Fair
Sign Up to be a Fixer
We are looking for fixers who can perform simple repairs. Please send your name with your area of expertise.