Fixit Clinic

by Chris O’Connell – August 7, 2018

If something doesn’t work, throw it out and buy a new one. Because of this behavior our landfills are filling at a rapid rate and electronic waste has become the one of the largest pollution generators. So why not fix it?!

A couple years back I attended a Fixit Clinic at the Central Library downtown. It was fascinating to see what people brought in to try and salvage. A desk fan, a computer monitor were just a couple items and there was a bicycle station doing repairs.

Volunteers assess what you bring in to be hopefully fixed and work with you and walk you through the process of a repair. There have been subsequent Fix It Clinics locally over the years, one was at the Clairemont Branch Library another I recall was at a church up in UC. If you have something you think can be salvaged and want to learn about the process, I would encourage you to check it out.

Bring your broken, non-functioning things: electronics, appliances, computers, toys, bicycles, clothes, etc. for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. We’ll provide workspace, specialty tools, and guidance to help you disassemble and troubleshoot your item. Whether we fix it or not, you’ll learn more about how it was manufactured and how it worked.

This is a family-friendly event: children are heartily invited!

For more information email:

Goodwill Storefront Donation Center

Saturday, August 11, 10am-1pm

10601 Tierrasanta Blvd. 92124