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Queens Reuse Center

3-17 26th Ave. Astoria, NY
718-777-0132
queens@bignyc.org

Brooklyn Reuse Center

69 9th St. Gowanus, NY
718-725-8925
brooklyn@bignyc.org

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!

BIG!Gives Back

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

BIG!Blooms

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.

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

A Second Life for Scaffolding

Build It Green!NYC Donates Used Lumber to Urban Teaching Farm in Brownsville -

This week marks a second life for 10 tons of scaffolding lumber thanks to BIG!Blooms,
Build It Green!NYC’s scaffolding donation program. A truck departing from Ace Scaffolding in northern
New Jersey will deliver approximately 500 untreated 2x9 boards to an 8,000 square foot lot in
Brownsville, Brooklyn.
 
This empty lot in Brooklyn will soon be the home of the Brownsville Student Farm Project, an urban
teaching farm made possible by the donated lumber. Nora Painten, founder of the Brownsville Student
Farm Project, believes this collaboration will “beautify the land, educate local youth, and provide a source
of fresh produce for the community.”
 
Read more here: bignyc.org/bigblooms