Five years of Fix-It Clinics save nearly 4,200 items from trash

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Five years of Fix-It Clinics save nearly 4,200 items from trash

Since 2012, Fix-It Clinic participants have diverted more than 28,000 pounds of trash with the help of handy volunteers.

A clinic hosted this Saturday in Edina will mark the five-year anniversary of the events, which teach repair skills, build community connections and reduce the amount of repairable objects thrown in the trash. Volunteers will be on hand to provide free, guided assistance to disassemble, troubleshoot and fix stuff.

Event details

  • Saturday, September 9, noon - 4 p.m.
  • Hennepin County Library - Southdale
  • 7001 York Avenue South, Edina
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Fix-It Clinics by the numbers

Below are outcomes from the past five years of events:

  • 3,774 attendees
  • 4,169 items repaired
  • 28,341 pounds of waste diverted
  • 78 percent of items fixed
  • 5,141 hours volunteered

Hennepin County hosts Fix-It Clinics throughout the year. See the full schedule of events at

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