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Fixers work on items at one of King County EcoConsumer's Repair events

2023 King County-sponsored repair events

At free community repair events, skilled volunteer "fixers" try to repair and mend your small household and personal items.

Upcoming King County repair events:

For any of these events, there are no reservations or appointments, but an advance sign-up gives priority over walk-ins or second items. One signed-up item per event per person.

To request an advance sign-up for a specific event, or if you have questions, contact event coordinator Tom at tom.watson@kingcounty.gov email Tom Watson or at 206-477-4481. Emails are best. Specify the event, and the kind of item you have.

Items that can potentially be worked on at these repair events include household and personal items that are small enough to be carried in by one person, including certain electronics, small furniture and clothing/textiles.

No cell phones, tablet computers or microwaves. Nothing that uses gasoline. No knife or tool sharpening. No lengthy reconstructive repairs. No major clothing alterations. Items brought in for repair, including clothing, must be clean.

We may decline to work on any item - in advance or at the event - depending on the item, the type of repair needed, the fixers available, or for other reasons.

For many types of items, area businesses offer repair services for a fee. These businesses are listed in the King County repair businesses directory, which has 18 different categories. Support those businesses, if you can!

The King County repair events program has held 77 free repair events, in 26 different cities and communities in King County. For the full list of dates and locations of past repair events see below.

Program partners include: King County Library System; the Bellevue-based Chinese youth organization Little Masters Clubexternal link ; and Bellevue-based Indian American Community Servicesexternal link .

Other area organizations and tool libraries may offer their own separate repair events programs. Those organizations include the South King Tool Libraryexternal link in Federal Way (next event June 10), Snohomish County WSU Extensionexternal link , Tacoma Tool Libraryexternal link (weekly fix-it sessions), Vashon MakerSpace and Tool Libraryexternal link , and Zero Waste Washingtonexternal link . Contact those organizations or tool libraries directly for more info on those events.

Thanks everyone for your support of repair, which reduces waste and conserves resources!

Past King County-sponsored repair events

  • Feb. 25, 2016 – Kent Senior Activity Center
  • March 14, 2016 – Federal Way City Hall
  • April 2, 2016 – Renton Community Center
  • April 7, 2016 – Kent Senior Activity Center
  • April 26, 2016 – Seola Gardens Community Center, White Center
  • May 24, 2016 – Federal Way City Hall
  • June 11, 2016 – Seola Gardens Community Center, White Center
  • June 15, 2016 – Kent Senior Activity Center
  • July 12, 2016 – Renton Farmers Market, downtown Renton
  • Aug. 13, 2016 – Valley Ridge Park, SeaTac
  • Aug. 20, 2016 – Marymoor Park, Redmond
  • Sept. 10, 2016 – Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • Sept. 26, 2016 – Federal Way City Hall
  • Oct. 4, 2016 – Kent Senior Activity Center
  • Oct. 10, 2016 – Bellevue Botanical Garden
  • Jan. 26, 2017 – Auburn Library
  • Feb. 4, 2017 – Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland
  • March 1, 2017 – Burien Community Center
  • March 22, 2017 – Skyway Library
  • April 8, 2017 – SeaTac Community Center
  • April 17, 2017 – Bellevue Botanical Garden
  • April 22, 2017 – Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • May 6, 2017 – Issaquah Library
  • May 22, 2017 – Federal Way City Hall
  • May 31, 2017 – Renton Library
  • June 24, 2017 – Newport Way Library, Bellevue
  • July 13, 2017 – Shoreline Library
  • Aug. 26, 2017 – Kent Library
  • Aug. 29, 2017 – Greater Maple Valley Community Center
  • Sept. 6, 2017 – Kingsgate Library, Kirkland (moved from Bothell Library)
  • Sept. 13, 2017 – Auburn Library
  • Sept. 25, 2017 – Enumclaw Library
  • Oct. 7, 2017 – Woodmont Library, Des Moines
  • Oct. 21, 2017 – Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland
  • Oct. 25, 2017 – Federal Way City Hall
  • March 7, 2018 – Pacific Community Center
  • March 24, 2018 – Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • April 7, 2018 - Duvall Visitor & Community Center
  • April 10, 2018 - Covington Library
  • April 18, 2018 – SeaTac Community Center
  • May 10, 2018 – Muckleshoot Library
  • May 16, 2018 – Renton Library
  • June 12, 2018 – Kent Library
  • June 23, 2018 – Redmond Library
  • July 10, 2018 – Auburn Library
  • July 17, 2018 – Skyway Library
  • Aug. 16, 2018 – Des Moines Library
  • Sept. 8, 2018 – Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • Sept. 22, 2018 – Woodinville Library
  • Sept. 25, 2018 – Burien Library
  • March 9, 2019 – Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • March 23, 2019 – Bothell Library
  • April 2, 2019 – SeaTac Community Center
  • April 9, 2019 – Kent Library
  • April 27, 2019 – Kirkland Library
  • May 9, 2019 – Fairwood Library, Renton area
  • May 20, 2019 – Pacific Community Center
  • May 29, 2019 – Bellevue Library
  • June 19, 2019 – Sammamish Library
  • July 2, 2019 – Auburn Library
  • July 20, 2019 – Sno-Valley Senior Center, Carnation
  • July 31, 2019 – Shoreline Library
  • Sept. 4, 2019 – Burien Library
  • Sept. 10, 2019 – North Bend Library
  • Oct. 5, 2019 – Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • June 19, 2021 – Kent Senior Activity Center
  • July 22, 2021 – 21 Acres Center for Local Food & Sustainable Living, Woodinville
  • March 26, 2022 – Kent Senior Activity Center
  • April 23, 2022 – Pacific Community Center
  • May 14, 2022 – Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village
  • July 26, 2022 – Auburn Library
  • Aug. 10, 2022 – Kent Library
  • Aug. 30, 2022 – Shoreline Library
  • Sept. 10, 2022 – Bothell Library
  • March 15, 2023 – Burien Library
  • April 22, 2023 – Kent Library
  • May 20, 2023 – SeaTac Community Center
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