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!

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

BIG!Gives Back

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

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.


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

BIG!NYC Featured on theresident.net

"We are a throwaway society, making, buying, and tossing out cheap, crappy stuff. Our landfills are loaded with stuff, which had we only made and bought higher-quality stuff, wouldn't exist. We have been led astray, humans. Luckily, there are still organizations dedicated to minimizing waste and artistic value, like the good folks over at Build it Green (BIG!) NYC" - created by http://www.theresident.net

Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tILpsk0GgU4