Bra Recycling Drive

9th Annual Bra Recycling Drive: October 2021

Kent State University’s Office of Sustainability, the Women’s Center, and Human Resources Employee Wellness and Health Promotion are hosting a bra recycling drive from October 4 through October 29, 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. Employee Wellness is pleased to sponsor onsite 3D mammography screenings at the Kent campus from October 4 – 8, in the Heer Hall parking lot at 635 Loop Road (near the ice arena). You may schedule an appointment for a mammogram and/or donate a reusable or worn-out bra at the screening location.

Schedule a Mammogram appointment

Since the start of the Bra Recycling Drive over 1,000 bras have been collected. 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.

2021 Drop-off Locations

Bras that are washed and clean can be dropped off from October 4 - October 29 at the Women’s Center Williamson House 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 8p.m.-7p.m..; Mammogram Screening at Heer Hall Parking lot Oct 4- 8 from 9am-4pm. Bras can also be sent via intercampus mail to the Women’s Center in Williamson House or the Office of Sustainability in Harbourt Hall.