DON’T PITCH IT, FIX IT! EVENT
Orange County’s Don’t Pitch It, Fix It! event is part of the Environmental Protection Division’s Pollution Prevention (P2) program. The program is focused on reducing or eliminating the sources of pollution, one of which is landfill waste. Reducing purchases, reusing items, recycling and repairing broken items all help to achieve Orange County’s goal of significantly reducing landfill waste by 2040, as stated in the Our Home for Life Sustainability Plan. The Don’t Pitch It, Fix It! event gives residents the opportunity to have broken items repaired by local businesses and handy neighbors, keeping them out of the landfill.
Saturday, September 15, 2018
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
4801 W. Colonial Dr. Orlando 32808
There is no cost for repairs at this event.
Discounted repairs will also be available from September 15 – 22 at the participating businesses on this map.
POTENTIAL ITEMS FOR REPAIR
Repair volunteers will try to fix: eyeglasses, watches, clocks, shoes, jewelry, clothing, lamps, tools, electronics, bicycles and small appliances.
Local businesses will have the opportunity to meet potential clients, make connections with future customers and help the community. Businesses can participate in two ways:
- Request a window cling for your storefront during the week of September 15 to 22. When a customer mentions the Don’t Pitch It, Fix It! window cling, give them a discount off the repair cost. Keep track of how many customers receive discounts and the savings you provided. Businesses will receive free advertising and marketing promotion through Orange County.
- Join the workshop on Saturday, September 15 as a repair volunteer . Be ready to fix small items for free that residents bring to the event!
As a resident, there are various ways to ensure the success of the Don’t Pitch It, Fix It event:
- Bring items in need of repair to one of the local participating businesses or to the Don’t Pitch It, Fix It! event at Barnett Park.
- Share your “fix it” skills and sign up to be a repair volunteer. You will meet new people, make connections and reduce waste.