A nonprofit program of Community Environmental Center.

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Queens Reuse Center

3-17 26th Ave. Astoria, NY

Brooklyn Reuse Center

69 9th St. Gowanus, NY

Open Everyday!

Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
& Sat-Sun 10am-5pm



Donate, don't dump!

In 2013, BIG!NYC diverted over 4,000,000 lbs of usable building materials from the landfill!

Our diversion rate reduces climate change emission by 3,200 MTCOE which is like saving 360,000 gallons of gasoline.

BIG! Compost

has diverted 267,230 lbs of food scraps and given away 159,240 lbs of compost and 49,620 lbs of mulch in 2013.

BIG!Gives Back

has given away $300,000 worth of materials benefiting NYC's community and environment.


has given away 5,345 pieces of retired lumber to build 2,226 garden beds in over 1,269 community and school gardens.

Last Chance to Win a Room Make-Over!

Win a Room Make-Over with BIG!NYC by Hannah Kate Flora & Get Featured in Brooklyn Magazine!

1. Follow @BrooklynMag on Twitter.
2. Tweet at them to let them know why you want the re-design, and include a photo of the room in your tweet!
3. Use the hashtag "#BIGNYC"

Click here for more info!

You have until midnight on Monday, 10/22 to enter. Brooklyn Magazine will announce a winner on 10/23.