Tinkerers, Makers, Jacks and Masters Needed for Prince William Fix-it Fair

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Provided by Prince William County Solid Waste Division

Keep Prince William Beautiful (KPWB) and Prince William County Solid Waste Division are holding a Fix-It Fair on Oct. 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The fair is being held in conjunction with Prince William Recycles Day.   Fix-It events provide members of the community the opportunity to bring salvageable items for repair and subsequent reuse.  This type of service event has been very popular in other communities. KPWB and the PWC Solid Waste Division are excited to bring this community service to Prince William County.  Social distancing will be enforced to maximize the safety of fixers, volunteers and attendees.

“The Solid Waste Division is happy to partner with KPWB on this new project,” said Solid Waste Division Chief Tom Smith.   “A Fix It Fair provides a convenient way for people to make their “it’s in good shape, except” items useable again and this reduces wastes and promotes reuse.” Along with recycling, reduce and reuse practices help conserve landfill space and enhance the quality of our environment.

If you’re a “fixer” of things like jewelry, clothing, small furniture and appliances, bicycles, shoes, umbrellas, glasses, ceramics and other portable items, your talents are needed.  As a fixer, you will have the opportunity to share your skills with the community and be a torch-bearer for a movement within our community to encourage reuse and repair of serviceable items.  Fixers will be offered a stipend to cover their time and materials they may provide.  If you would like to offer your skills at this first fix-it community event, please email PWRecyles@pwcgov.org  with your name, phone and fix-it specialties.


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