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



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.

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

Donate, don't dump!

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

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.

Save the Date! 12/7 & 12/8

Save the date for BIG!NYC's second annual reuse themed craft fair, on Friday, December 7th from 6-10pm and Saturday, December 8th from 10am-5pm at our Gowanus reuse center.

Check out our awesome vendors here, or sign up to be a vendor (there's still time!): bignyc.org/crafted-at-the-canal

Both days are free to attend, craft sales are cash only. Help spread the word via Facebook!