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City hosts Fix-It Clinic

Friday, August 18, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

On Saturday, Aug. 19, Austin Resource Recovery and Recycled Reads, the Austin Public Library’s nonprofit bookstore, are hosting one of their Fix-It Clinics. The idea is to help locals of all ages (anyone younger than 13 will need to be accompanied by a parent!) learn how to fix their broken items. It’s a way for the city to help divert any number of odds and ends from the landfill and empower residents to keep their items working – whether they be record players, children’s toys or damaged clothing. Anyone with an item in need of fixing can go to the Recycled Reads location at 5335 Burnet Rd. beginning at noon. Heads up: This is not a drop-off situation. To get your item fixed, you have to be an “active participant” in the repair process. Other acceptable items include jewelry and small appliances. Learn more about Fix-It Clinics, including information about how to be a volunteer coach, here.

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