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!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!

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.

Another Round of "Thank You's" to Another Amazing Crew of Volunteers

Thank you to everyone who came out this weekend to help clean-up BIG!NYC Gowanus. We've had two incredible days of clean-up and the reuse center is starting to look like itself again! Visit our Facebook page to view photos of the volunteers in action, and the progress to getting our reuse center back to working condition: facebook.com/bignyc

We've been touched by how many neighbors, customers, friends, New Yorkers (and New York Care-ers!) have come out to help us get back on our feet. We wouldn't be this far along without all of you! You've inspired us to work harder and get back to our mission of salvaging building materials so that we can continue to help other folks who need the materials. And it's also reminded us about the devastating effects of climate change, which is another reason why BIG!NYC is here - we're trying to reduce the amount of waste filling up the landfills, causing pollution and GHG emissions.

If you'd like to get involved, we could use more volunteers this Thursday and Saturday. Sign up via Eventbrite, or stop by! We don't have power, but we have running water, so our hours have been adjusted to 9am to 4pm each day.

UPDATE - We have power as of Tuesday!!! New times for volunteers - 10am to 5pm.

Thursday, November 8th from 10am to 5pm (COMPLETED - THANK YOU!!!)

Saturday, November 10th from 10am to 5pm (click to RSVP via Eventbrite)
Build It Green!NYC - Gowanus Reuse Center
69 9th St, Brooklyn NY 11215
F or R to 4th Ave/9th St & B61 to Smith and 9th St.