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

Our Deconstruction services are available to professionally dismantle anything from a kitchen to a whole house. BIG!NYC's team will carefully uninstall your materials and remove the items, offering you a tax receipt for your donation and removing the items without a container fee.  Deconstruction is also your best environmental, and often financial, alternative to the landfill.

Questions about deconstruction? Contact our Decon Team at deconstruct@bignyc.org

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!

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

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.

Project: Apartment Decon

Click the image below to view more photos from the full townhouse deconstruction project, from a charming apartment in Gramercy.