SalemRecycles and The Bridge at 211 Partner to Host North Shore’s Third Repair Café

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9am to noon, 211 Bridge Street, Salem

After two highly successful events in 2017, SalemRecyles will hold a third Repair Café on April 7th from 9am to noon at The Bridge at 211. Salem's Repair Café combines the old time feeling of neighbor helping neighbor with the practicality and sustainability of the modern recycler's mantra: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle -- and now, Refresh, Refurbish, and Repair. The event is a community barn raising on a smaller scale, with a modern twist of slowing down our consumer-based society and seeing what we might be able to patch up and appreciate anew. In choosing to glue a broken chair or rewire a beloved old lamp, residents are minimizing the draw on the earth's limited resources, reducing what enters our waste stream, while saving money.

Salem residents are invited to participate in the North Shore's third Repair Café. Organized jointly by SalemRecycles and The Bridge at 211, this event takes place on Saturday, April 7 from 9:00 a.m. until noon, at The Bridge at 211. Repair volunteers will be available to mend clothing, sew buttons, darn sweaters and socks, sharpen scissors and knives, repair jewelry, tinker with or rewire electronics and lamps, diagnose cameras, and glue wooden furniture, shoes, and ceramics.

The Repair Café is free to the public (donations are accepted toward supplies for future repair events); a limited number of pre-registration slots are available; and coffee will be served. Limited parking is available in the small lot at 211 Bridge St., or park on nearby streets and walk on over. 

For further information, or to volunteer to repair items please contact Julie Rose at or 978-619-5679. You may also follow SalemRecycles at or on Facebook to receive updates on this and other sustainable events. Learn more about The Bridge at 211 at

SalemRecycles is the City’s volunteer recycling committee which works to increase recycling and encourage positive recycling practices through educational outreach and special events. For more information about SalemRecycles, please call (978)619-5679 or visit or Like SalemRecycles on Facebook for weekly updates.