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Spring Repair Fair

Free repairs and demonstrations

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Bring your broken items and volunteers will help you learn how to repair your belongings; attend demos to learn more skills! See list below for what’s on offer this time. Free and open to all.

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Why Attend a Repair Fair?

  • Save Money: Score free repairs so you don’t have to buy more stuff.
  • Gain Skills: Connect with others to learn new skills or share your own.
  • Reduce Waste: Save your beloved belongings and conserve natural resources.

Repair Skills Offered:

  • Appliances & Electronics (small items only, please)
  • Bicycles
  • Clothing
  • Computer Diagnostics
  • Housewares (furniture, ceramics, etc.)
  • Jewelry
  • Woodwind Instruments
  • And more!

Note: We don’t have spare parts, but will do our best to repair what we can and/or refer you to where you could find the parts you need. If you have parts already, we may be able to help you install them.

Drop-In D.I.Y. Demonstrations:

Demonstrations will be drop-in style - come by anytime in the listed timeframe for a hands-on demo.

5:30 - 6:30 PM

  • It’s in the Bag: D.I.Y. T-Shirt Bags - Learn how to reduce waste by making an old T-shirt into a reusable bag using a quick and easy technique! Leave with your very own reusable bag along with the know-how to make more at home. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own shirt if you have one you’d like to use.  (Leader: Emily Wells, Growing Food Security Coordinator, Student Sustainability Initiative).
  • Let’s Get Started: Seed Planting - Find out firsthand how easy it is to start preparing for a garden as we make seed starters in reused paper egg cartons. Leave with your very own planted seeds to add to your garden this spring. (Leader: Micco Emeson, Landscape Projects Coordinator, Student Sustainability Initiative)

6:30 - 7:30 PM

  • Stop Pesky Pokes: Fix Protruding Bra Wires - Hate throwing bras away because of that annoying wire? Learn a quick fix for when that pesky underwire pokes through. (Leader: Callie Limbaugh, Recruitment Chair, Waste Watchers)
  • Flat Chance: Bike Tire Care & Repair - Don’t let a simple fix get in the way of your ride. Come by to learn how to repair your tube when you have a flat and the basics of good tire care to keep you rolling all year long. Bring your punctured tubes! (Leader: Kevin Grant, Corvallis Sustainability Coalition)


We are located at 644 SW 13th St. in Corvallis; see a map of the entrance and parking here; view our building on Google Maps here. Please enter through the warehouse gate on 13th Street, between A Ave. and the railroad tracks. City buses 36 and 8 stop within 2-4 blocks of our building while routes 15 and 7 stop 6 blocks away at 11th & Monroe (view full details on the Corvallis Transit System website or use Google Transit to find the best option for you).

About Repair Fairs:

Repair Fairs are an event series sponsored by the student group Waste Watchers, a joint group of Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative.

In the 2016-17 academic year, fairs are hosted once per term (November, February and May).

Property Services (campus map)
644 SW 13th Street
Andrea Norris
1 541 737 5398
andrea.norris at oregonstate.edu
Waste Watchers
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