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 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.

Donate, don't dump!

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

For press or media inquiries, please contact jaclyn@bignyc.org

How BIG!NYC Can Help

Looking for materials for your non-profit's next project? Build It Green!NYC is here to help!

Discount for Nonprofits

Build It Green!NYC is committed to providing low cost salvaged building materials to all our customers, with inventory priced 40-80% off regular retail prices. Qualified 501c nonprofit organizations are eligible to receive an additional 20%* nonprofit discount if they bring their ST-119 tax exemption documentation at the time of their purchase.


Build It Green!NYC donates used lumber to local community & school gardens in New York City. We are looking for more community or school gardens in NYC to share these materials with!

Click here to apply for BIG!Blooms. Please allow 2 weeks for your application to be reviewed and processed. You will receive an email regarding the status of your donation.

BIG!Gives Back

Sign at For Closure exhibit,

For Closure exhibit - made wirth doors donated via BIG!NYC Gives Back.

In addition to discounted merchandise, nonprofit and community organizations may apply to BIG!NYC’s monthly sponsorship program BIG!Gives Back. Each month BIG!NYC will select one nonprofit organization that fulfills at least two of the goals listed below to receive free materials for their project.

Projects that will be selected must include two of the following goals:

  • focus on environmental issues
  • benefit the local community
  • educate about sustainability or green building projects

Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis. Click here to apply for BIG!Gives Back