Annual Repair Fair & Recycling Expo

Every year on the third Saturday in November, the James City Clean County Commission celebrates America Recycles Day (Nov. 15) by hosting the Annual Repair Fair & Recycling Expo. On Saturday, Nov. 18, the Clean County Commission will host the third Annual Repair Fair & Recycling Expo at Warhill High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will include an outdoor drive-thru recycling drop-off for tires, glass, compost, E-waste and soft plastic, as well as donation acceptance of furniture, household goods, building materials, clothing and shoes. Simultaneously there will be fixers indoors repairing lightly broken items. As a bonus – free shredding will be provided!

Repair Fair

Did your 1-year-old vacuum stop working and is it 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, wood objects (woodworking), metal objects (welding), bikes and more! It is recommended to register items in advance, with pictures and a detailed description so the proper supplies may be acquired, however walk-ins will be welcome. Registration will open in September. 

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 and glass for recycling. 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 and clothing drive. They distribute shoes and clothing during disaster relief and to kids experiencing homelessness 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. Junkluggers of Williamsburg will be accepting e-waste materials such as computer towers, cords, cell phones, laptops, flat screen T.V.’s and monitors.


Free Activities:

  • Paper Shredding 
  • Tire Recycling
  • Glass Recycling
  • Plastic Bag/Film Recycling
  • Compost Drop-off
  • Furniture Donation Drop-off
  • Household Goods Donation Drop-off
  • Building Materials Donation Drop-off
  • Clothes & Shoes Donation Drop-off
  • Jewelry Repair*
  • Clothing Repair*
  • Small Appliance Repair*
  • Wooden Object (Woodworking) Repair*
  • Metal Object (Welding) Repair*
  • Bike Repair*
  • E-Waste
*Advanced registration recommended; however, walk-ins will be welcomed. Registration opens in September.


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 of $75 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

Are you interested in attending? This event is open to James City County residents only. To ensure that the proper tools and supplies are present to fix your item, please fill out the form below to register your item and provide a detailed description of the repair needed.

Repairable Item Interest Form