How fix-it clinics bring new life to dead gadgets

Fix-It clinic
A Fix-It clinic Jan. 12, 2013 at a rec center in Uptown Minneapolis. People can get electronic appliances fixed for free by volunteers at the Fix-It clinics.
MPR Photo/Rupa Shenoy

Cities and counties in Minnesota are experimenting with a new way to cut down on the waste that winds up in landfills: fix-it clinics.

Residents show up with broken household items — lamps, toasters, CD players, you name it — and volunteers help fix them.

On The Daily Circuit, we talk about how the clinics work, and why they matter.

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