Green Neighbors Program

The Clark County Green Neighbors Program was developed and is maintained by Clark County Solid Waste and Environmental Outreach to assist citizens with developing more sustainable lifestyles and building a strong environmental community in Clark County. Solid waste regional planning and programs are a cooperative effort of Battle Ground, Camas, Clark County, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal, and Yacolt. Funding for this project provided by a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology.

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Contact Details

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(360) 397-2121 x4352
Month Flat Week Day
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Categories: Repair Clark County
Location: Columbia Springs

Due to health concerns, all Repair Clark County events are either postponed or modified. Please see updated information at the Columbia Springs website.

 

Repair Goes Remote pilot program:

  • Clients drop off items to-be-repaired on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month, from 4-6PM (beginning August 25th)
  • Following Thursday-volunteers pick up items from Columbia Springs and take home, fix at own pace
  • Volunteers drop off “completed” items (fixed, not fixable or in-progress) every 2nd and 4th Monday
  • Clients pick up items at normal drop off times

Requires preregistration for all items-client agrees to liability waiver and safety precautions, including wearing a mask whenever interacting with Repair Clark County staff or volunteers.

Clients additionally agree to their items being donated if not picked up within 1 month of notice they are ready.

Volunteers are not expected to spend more time on items than they would during a normal Repair Clark County event, unless they would like to. 

Bar code scanner will be used to track items, clients and fixers. Bar codes will be assigned to items as they arrive and tracked in spreadsheet. Additionally, when a volunteer picks up item(s), they will be assigned in the spreadsheet to properly track who has which items. Finally, when the items are returned, they will be scanned and the outcome tracked (fixed, not fixable, in progress) and scanned when releasing the items back to the client to track total numbers of items returned and outcomes. 

This tracking system furthers the goal of being able to track what types of consumables the program would benefit from (fuses, adhesives, etc.) 

 

Repair Clark County is a free community event where skilled 'fixers' volunteer to lend their skills to residents who bring in their broken items for repair. The goal of the events is to keep stuff out of the landfill, conserve resources, save money and share skills throughout the community.

Bring your clothing, small home appliances, electronics, jewelry, or tools/knives that need sharpening, and fixers will try to repair them or help you fix them! Attendees may bring one item each and must be present during the repair. If multiple items are brought, the attendee will need to re-enter the line for their additional item after one repair is completed. Attendees are encouraged to bring replacement parts (i.e. cords, zippers) specific to their broken item for fixers to use in the repair.

Experienced fixers will try to repair or mend your items and can sometimes teach you how to fix them. Please only bring items small enough to be easily carried by one person, and do not bring any items that are leaking, dangerous, dirty or have a strong odor. There are no guarantees an item can be fixed, or that attempting to fix it won’t break it even more, but fixers will be available to diagnose problems and offer their best, unbiased advice. Volunteers will provide free diagnosis and repair skills, and replacement parts may be available for sale at a low cost.Visit RepairClarkCounty.org for more information.

Contact info: 360-882-0936 X 224 or [email protected]

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