Don’t Send Your Stuff to the Landfill: Free Jamaica Plain Fixit Clinic on September 23rd

Anyone is welcome to attend Jamaica Plain’s 2nd Fixit Clinic to bring their broken household items and learn how to assess and repair them instead of sending them to the landfill.

Jamaica Plain’s 2nd Fixit Clinic is scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd from 10 am to 1 pm at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library (30 South St.). This event is organized by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Environment, Parks, and Energy Committee. The clinic is a free, all-ages, do-it-together activity where people bring their broken household things and learn how to assess, disassemble and repair them instead of sending them to landfill.

At the first clinic held on July 27th, there were more than a dozen “fixers” helping more than 30 neighbors diagnose and fix toys, jewelry, telephones, computers, printers, lamps and many other things.

Come join your neighbors on September 23rd at this free event. Just bring your broken household items, any manuals (if available), and a willingness to learn.

Tools will be provided and volunteer coaches with expertise in fixing a wide variety of things will be there to help.

The following items are just a few suggestions of what you could bring: bikes and skateboards, clothing and fabric items, computers and phones, toys and wooden items, small kitchen appliances, small electrical devices, jewelry, lamps and anything else (but no firearms, gasoline engines or other dangerous items).

Pre-register by clicking here (this helps organizers ahead of time).

Interested in volunteering to help others learn to fix things? Or interested in helping us spread the word about this community event throughout JP? Please email jpnc.fixitclinic@gmail.com

Want to know more about Fixit Clinics across the US — check out www.fixitclinic.org.