News: Fix-it Clinics have kept 26,123 pounds of stuff out of trash

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Media contact: Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

Media contact: Nancy Lo, Environment and Energy, 612-348-9195

Fix-it Clinics have kept 26,123 pounds of stuff out of trash

Since 2012, residents have fixed 3,901 items with the help of Fix-it Clinic volunteers.

To date, Hennepin County has hosted 55 free clinics, teaching valuable repair skills, building community connections and reducing the number of repairable objects thrown in the trash. Volunteers provide free, guided assistance to disassemble, troubleshoot and fix stuff.

Attend an upcoming Fix-It Clinic

Clinics are hosted from noon to 4 p.m. Items are accepted until 3:30 p.m. 

Saturday, May 13

  • Bloomington Center for the Arts
  • 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington

Saturday, June 10

  • Eastside Neighborhood Services
  • 1700 Second Street Northeast, Minneapolis

Saturday, August 12

  • St. Anthony City Hall
  • 3301 Silver Lake Road Northeast, St. Anthony

Saturday, September 9

  • Southdale Library
  • 7001 York Avenue South, Edina

Saturday, October 14

  • Faith Lilac Way Lutheran Church
  • 5530 42nd Avenue North, Robbinsdale

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