Denise Cochran, Orange County Environmental Protection Division
Denise.Cochran@ocfl.net; 321-239-4488

Orange County to Host Community Repair Event, ‘Don’t Pitch It, Fix It!’

WHAT:
Orange County Environmental Protection Division (EPD) will host a community repair event where volunteer “fixers”  will offer free minor repairs of gently used household items; such as electronics, bicycles, jewelry, eyeglasses, watches, clothing and more.

Sustainability, innovation and collaboration are exemplified in this workshop. This event encourages residents to extend the life of their belongings by having them fixed, thereby consuming less and reducing the amount of trash sent to the landfill.

Last year, Orange County’s ‘Don’t Pitch It, Fix It!’ Program won the Pollution Prevention Award from the Florida Chapter of the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association, as well as the Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Award, Multimedia Category, from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable.

For more information about the event, visit www.ocfl.net/DontPitchItFixIt

WHO:
Orange County EPD staff and Community Volunteers
*Spanish speakers from Environmental Protection available to the media.

WHEN:
Saturday, February 29, 2020
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Volunteer fixers at work
Check in by 2 p.m. to give Volunteer fixers ample time to work on your item(s)

WHERE:
Blanchard Park YMCA Family Center
10501 J. Blanchard Trail, Orlando, FL 32817

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, the nation’s second-largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County Facebook and Twitter pages.

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