Bra Recycling Drive

8th Annual Bra Recycling Drive: October 2020

Kent State University’s Office of Sustainability and the Women’s Center are hosting a bra recycling drive from October 5 through November 6, to collect reusable or worn-out bras and reduce the number of textiles in landfills. Bras that are in good condition will be donated to the Phyllis Zumkehr County Clothing Center, and worn-out bras will be recycled. As a reminder Phyllis Zumkehr County Clothing Center accepts clothing donations. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Since the start of the Bra Recycling Drive over 1,000 bras have been collected in 7 years. Since 2012, 75% of bras collected have been sent for reuse to the Phyllis Zumkehr County Clothing Center and 25% have been sent for recycling to The Bra Recyclers.

2020 Drop-off Locations

Bras that are washed and clean can be dropped off from October 5 - November 6 at the Women’s Center Williamson House front doors M-F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Student Recreation and Wellness Center M-Th 6a.m.-10p.m.; F 6a.m.-8p.m.; Sat 7a.m.-7p.m.; Sun 12p.m.-5p.m..; Library 1st Floor near the circulation desk M-Th 8a.m.-12p.m.; F 8a.m.-5p.m.; Sat 9a.m.-5p.m.; Sun 12p.m.-12a.m.; or at the Student Center 1st floor near the administrative office M-F 7a.m.-10p.m.; Sat 9a.m.-10p.m.; Sun 4p.m.-10p.m.