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!


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

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.

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

Limitless - An Exercise in Reuse

A brand new fitness studio has opened it's doors in Staten Island, and their beautiful studio space is a prime example of the limitless options for reuse. Limitless Fitness Studios upcycled salvaged wood from Build It Green!NYC in Astoria, to frame their wall of mirrors.

Check out the photos and swing by their ribbon cutting ceremony this Sunday, October 28th from 1-4pm. Plus, mention "Build It Green!NYC" and get $5 off your first class at Limitless!

Limitless Fitness Studios 
81 New Dorp Plaza
Staten Island, NY 10305