Save money, conserve resources, and help keep stuff out of the landfill. Repair Clark County fixers are ready to try and add new life to your broken items for free with the new Repair Goes Remote pilot program.
Repair Clark County is a program of Columbia Springs that organizes events around the county where folks can bring broken household items and usually have those items fixed by expert volunteer “fixers”. These popular events had to be postponed or modified due to current health concerns.
The new Repair Goes Remote will be offering drop off and pick up service to help with your “fixes”. Community members can drop off items to-be-repaired at Columbia springs (12208 SE Evergreen Hwy, Vancouver) on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (beginning August 25th). The volunteer fixers will then pick up items from Columbia Springs and attempt a repair. Clients can pick up completed items (fixed, not fixable, or in-progress) every 2nd and 4th Monday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
So, what kind of items can you bring in for repair? Pretty much anything that can be carried by one person and is not a microwave or gas engine. Some examples include bicycles, clothing, small home appliances or electronics, jewelry, and tools/knives for sharpening.
Pre-registration is required for any items you are planning to drop off for repair. There are no guarantees an item can be fixed, or that attempting to fix it won’t break it even more; but last year, volunteers had an 84% success rate.