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Repair Café partners with ElectroRecycle for May event

Have you got a small appliance that has given up the ghost? A lamp that turns off and on when it feels like it? Bring them to the Valleyview Community Hall on Saturday, May 13 between 10 am and 3 pm for a two-for-one event hosted by Kamloops Repair Café and ElectroRecycle! Anything you can carry in (except computers and cell phones) is fair game, including lamps, hair dryers, toasters, clothing, bikes, and toys. 

Repair Café volunteers will assess whether your item is reparable or whether its day is done. If there’s hope, Repair Cafe “fixers” will diagnose what’s ailing your item and teach you how to carry out the repair.  We can even repair some items that are no longer manufactured.  Since 2018 our skilled volunteers have saved hundreds of items from the landfill. 

If the item is beyond repair, you’ll be able to take advantage of ElectroRecycle’s convenient pop-up recycling booth onsite. ElectroRecycle’s staff will offer convenient recycling for small appliances and power tools that have reached the end of their lives. All Kamloops residents are welcome to drop off old and broken small appliances and power tools at the booth and learn more about ElectroRecycle.

Vacuums, electric kettles, toasters, hair dryers, portable fans, and electric drills are some of the most common items accepted by ElectroRecycle. Visit ElectroRecycle’s website for a full list of the 400+ types of products that will be accepted at the event.

Please note that ONLY smaller electrical items will be accepted for recycling – computers, TVs, printers, and audio equipment will NOT be accepted for recycling at this event.

The Kamloops Repair Café is an initiative of Transition Kamloops, a local not-for-profit dedicated to building a more resilient community. Repair Café volunteers were recently notified that they were selected to receive a City of Kamloops Climate Action Grant to help Kamloops achieve its Climate Action Plan, so keep an eye out for upcoming events at www.transitionkamloops.net or on the Kamloops Repair Café Facebook page.

DON’T TOSS IT, BRING IT TO THE REPAIR CAFE!

SATURDAY, May 13th, 10 am to 3 pm

Valleyview Community Hall, 2288 Park Drive

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