Repair Café

Repair Cafés bring communities together to help fix the broken yet common items found in daily life: electronics, mechanical devices, computers, bicycles, and clothing completely free of charge. They save people money, they prevent waste, they reduce carbon emissions. They are the very epitome of “re-use” and “reduce”.

A Repair Café is a community-based not-for-profit, often with charitable status, offering free repairs of common household items such as toasters, hoovers and bicycles. Every item repaired saves a family from the undue expense of buying a replacement. Research has shown that extending a product’s lifespan can lead to significant emissions savings. For example, maintaining a single television for an additional 7 years results in a carbon emission saving of 657kg.1

If you would like to learn more about the Repair Cafés Support Fund, or apply for funding, please email

1 Öko-Institut e.V., “Economic and environmental impacts of extending the durability of electrical and electronic equipment”, 2020, p6.

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We are proud that all four of our facilities rank within the top ten operational energy from waste facilities in the UK, for overall net carbon benefit for every tonne of waste processed.

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