CHASKA, MINN. — Carver County Environmental Services announced that its Fix-It Clinics, in partnership with Chanhassen-based non-profit “A Better Society,” will continue in 2023.
Building on the success of the initial events, three more events are planned for 2023. The first event will take place on Saturday, March 18 from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. at A Better Society’s office, 1453 Park Rd., Chanhassen, MN 55317.
During two successful 2022 events, volunteers helped attendees fix more than 1,400 pounds of items. These items were diverted from the waste stream and included vacuums, clothing, small engines, bicycles, and a variety of other small household items. Events like these serve as a great opportunity not only to get items fixed and kept out of the landfill, but also foster community and discussion about waste reduction and the “throw-away” mentality.
Counties and community organizations have been hosting Fix-It Clinics for the last few years with great success, and Carver County’s first two clinics were no exception. These events provide residents an opportunity to sit down with a volunteer fixer to talk about their item and work together toward a repair. If an item cannot not be fixed, volunteers will try their best to diagnose the problem and provide the resident with part numbers, other repair options or recycling and disposal alternatives.
For more information, to sign up to attend, or volunteer to be a fixer visit the Fix-It Clinic Webpage. You can also visit the Carver County website and search “Fix-It Clinic”.
If you have questions or would like assistance with sign up, please contact Megan Monson at email@example.com or Environmental Services at (952) 361-1800 with any questions. Be sure to stay tuned to Recycle Carver and A Better Society on Facebook for updates.