In an effort to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, The Leonardo museum in Utah and the Utah Recycling Alliance joined forces on May 27 to host a Fix-It Clinic. At the event, people were encouraged to bring in outdated or broken appliances to learn how to repair them, ultimately extending their lifeline and keeping them out of the landfill.
The event will continue to be offered on a quarterly basis, but if demand remains high, the event could eventually be offered monthly.
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Broken vacuums from the 1960s found their place alongside brand new phone chargers and defective water pumps as tinkerers and hobbyists attempted to fix anything and everything they could.
Members of The Leonardo museum and the Utah Recycling Alliance worked together to host a "Fix-It Clinic" Saturday for people to bring in busted-up and outdated appliances and learn how to repair them. The event was part of an ongoing effort by the Utah Recycling Alliance to reduce the amount of waste that typically ends up in landfills.
Bonnie Walsh, 77, of Millcreek, brought in her parents' early 1960s era, Hoover vacuum for repair. She said the vacuum had been working well until it recently developed a rattling cough.