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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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.

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


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 Supporters

Build It Green! NYC depends on the donations of hundreds of individuals to keep building materials out of the landfill and to allow us keep providing our service. We thank all of you for your efforts to conserve our precious natural resources and protecting the environment of the New York City Metropolitan Area.

The organizations that have provided us with the most help and support are listed below.

www.empire.state.ny.us/ Empire State Development (ESD), Build It Green!NYC's primary funder, encourages and supports activities that both strengthen the State's economy and protect and preserve the environment. To accomplish this, ESD offers a range of resources to help businesses identify and transform environmental concerns into market opportunities and competitive advantages. Through its Environmental Services Unit (ESU), ESD provides New York State businesses with the tools they need to understand and comply with environmental regulations and provides financial assistance for investments in projects that improve business productivity and competitiveness through enhanced environmental performance. For more information on New York State's environmental services, contact Empire State Development at 1-800-STATE-NY or 1-800-782-8369.

www.durst.org Founded in 1915, The Durst Organization is one of New York’s oldest and largest privately owned real estate firms. Durst is widely recognized as a world leader in the development of technologically advanced and environmentally responsible commercial property. Its flagship tower at 4 Times Square was recognized as the first “green” high-rise office building in the United States, and has been praised by environmentalists. The Durst Organization hired Build It Green!NYC to perform a skim deconstruction of at its development at 1 Bryant Park and St.Francis Apartment Building providing the material used to originally stock our store. The Durst Organization also provided a grant to allow the founding of Build It Green!NYC.

www.strober.com/ Since 1912 the Strober Organization, Inc. has been assisting builders, remodelers and Contractors in both the residential and commercial markets. Now serving customers throughout the Northeast and Southeast. The Strober Organization delivered 4 large truckloads of surplus windows and doors to Build It Green!NYC.

www.menschmill.com/ Mensch Mill and Lumber is a Full Service Lumber Yard, offering a Full line of all building materials from Lumber and Architectural Millwork to Commercial and Industrial Hardware. Mensch delivered a semi truck load of surplus doors to Build It Green!NYC.


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