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About OSU Repair Fairs

Repair Fairs are an event series sponsored by the student group Waste Watchers, a group run by Campus Recycling.

Details for each fair vary, so stay tuned to this page for information about upcoming fairs.

Why Repair Fairs?

We believe in providing a space that allows us to exchange ideas rather than dollars, developing people into fixers rather than consumers, and reusing materials rather than wasting them. We offer Repair Fairs to realize this vision. We believe you will benefit by: 

  • 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.

Spring 2020 Virtual Repair Fair

Given event restrictions due to Covid-19, the Waste Watchers Club decided to host 6 virtual Repair Fair demos on our Instagram and our Facebook page instead. In case you missed them, you can see the full virtual demo library here, along with a couple of videos from the Associated Students of Oregon State University's #DIYwalkthru campaign. 

A clothing station at a past Repair Fair

Additional Details

Directions: 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 3 (stops at 15th & Washington, and Western & 16th), 6 (stops at 15th & Western, and Western & 8th) and 8 (stops at 15th and Washington, and Western & 16th) stop within 2-5 blocks of our building. The Night Owl bus also stops near us. View full details on the Corvallis Transit System website.

Volunteers needed! Learn more and find links to sign-up here.

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For questions, accommodation requests, or to volunteer, please contact Andrea Norris via email or at 541-737-5398.

"House Rules"

The following are the rules we ask all to play by at our Repair Fair events:

  • Our goal is to teach attendees how to repair broken items themselves. Attendees are encouraged to learn how to fix their damaged item(s) with support from repair experts onsite. Attendees must be present at the event during the repair of their belongings.
  • Please only bring appliances that are small enough to be carried by hand to the Repair Fair.
  • All repairs are performed free of charge by volunteers.
  • Event organizers and repair volunteers are not liable for any loss of item(s) (either directly or indirectly) resulting from work performed on them. Attendees bringing in broken items for repair do so at their own risk. Our repair volunteers offer no guarantee that an item brought in to be worked on can be repaired, and may not work as intended when brought home.
  • Repair volunteers are entitled to refuse certain objects and are not obliged to reassemble disassembled appliances that can’t be repaired.
  • Attendees are responsible for the tidy removal of broken items that could not be repaired.