Annual Repair Fair & Recycling Expo

Participate in America Recycles Day (November 15) by reducing what goes to the landfill. This November the Clean County Commission will combine two previous events into the Repair Fair & Recycling Expo. The event will include an outdoor drive-thru recycling drop-off for tires, glass, and soft plastic, as well as donation acceptance of furniture, clothing, and shoes. Simultaneously there will be fixers indoors repairing lightly broken items. As a bonus – free shredding will be provided (maximum 2 bankers box/grocery store bags per person)!

Repair Fair

Did your 1-year-old vacuum stop working and it’s too late to return? Did the clasp on your favorite piece of costume jewelry break? The Repair Fair will help mend items such as clothing, jewelry, small appliances, computers, woodworking, welding and more! All items will need to be registered in advance, with pictures and a detailed description so the proper supplies may be acquired. Registration will open in October. 

NOTICE: The event hosts do not warrant any of the repairs, are not liable for any damage to or loss of property, and participation is at the risk of the participants.

Recycling Expo

The James City Solid Waste team will be collecting tires for recycling at Jolly Pond and glass for recycling at O-I Glass. The James City Lions Club will be collecting plastic packaging, such as grocery bags and film for our community challenge with Trex. Habitat for Humanity ReStore will be accepting new or good condition used furniture, appliances, and building materials (to see a full list of acceptable items click here). Soles4Souls (a non-profit) will be hosting a shoe drive. They distribute shoes during disaster relief and to homeless kids in the U.S. and around the world. They also empower people in developing countries to launch and sustain their own small businesses by selling donated shoes.

Free Activities:

  • Paper shredding 
  • Tire recycling
  • Glass recycling
  • Plastic bag/film recycling
  • Furniture donation drop-off
  • Shoe drive 


We need volunteers to help coordinate this event! Activities include- set up Repair Fair stations indoors, set up vendor stations in parking lot, directing traffic in parking lot, checking in and returning repair items, photography, data collection, and breaking down stations. Please use SignUpGenius to register as a volunteer.

We are also looking for volunteer "Fixers" to help citizens repair their salvageable items. Selected Fixers will receive a monetary stipend for their time. Many tools and supplies will be available to use onsite. If you have a special skill – sewing, jewelry repair, electrical, mechanical, technological, etc. and are interested in helping your neighbors, please fill out the form below.

Repair Fair - Recycling Expo Logo


Fixer Interest Form