Queens Reuse Center

3-17 26th Ave. Astoria, NY 11102
718-777-0132 x2

Brooklyn Reuse Center

69 9th St. Gowanus, NY 11215
718-725-8925 x2


Open 7 Days a Week

Monday 10am-6pm

Tuesday 10am-6pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Thursday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 10am-5pm


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Our Deconstruction services are available to professionally dismantle anything from a kitchen to a whole house. BIG!NYC's team will carefully uninstall your materials and remove the items, offering you a tax receipt for your donation and removing the items without a container fee.  Deconstruction is also your best environmental, and often financial, alternative to the landfill.

Questions about deconstruction? Contact our Decon Team at deconstruct@bignyc.org

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.

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


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

Donate, don't dump!

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

BIG!Gives Back

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

Contact Decon Team

We offer a variety of deconstruction services, all of which are performed by our fully insured Deconstruction Team at Build It Green!NYC.

Email deconstruct@bignyc.org  if you have a project or any questions about the Deconstruction process. You may also speak with someone from our deconstruction team by calling 718-725-8925 x4.

Please include the following in your email:

  • Location of project
  • Scheduling information  When you expect you will require our services
  • Type of project   Apartment or full home renovation, residential or commercial space, etc.
  • List of Materials  Please include as much detail as possible: Age of item, dimension, manufacturer, etc.
  • Photos  Please attach images of the material you wish to donate
  • Donor Information  To generate a receipt for tax deductions, we require the name and Donor name and address (if different from Pick Up address).

A basic list of the materials we accept can be viewed here: www.bignyc.org/accepted-materials-pick-up