Fayette County: Denim drive underway at UK through Oct. 30

Members of the University of Kentucky Retailing and Tourism Management Club are collecting used denim for their annual drive that benefits families in need of housing. The club will collect denim, including jeans, shirts, skirts, and scraps, until Oct. 30 at several locations across campus and at the UK Cooperative Extension Service.

Bins are located on campus on the first and third floors of Erikson Hall, on the Rose Street side of the Chemistry-Physics Building, in most dining areas and at UK libraries.

The drive is part of Cotton Inc.'s Blue Jeans Go Green denim recycling campaign. The used denim is converted into insulation to use in the construction of homes and civic buildings.