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


Find us on FacebookInstagramFollow Me on Pinterest

Instagram: @builditgreen#builditgreen


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

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.

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.

BIG!Gives Back

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

Project: Kitchen Deconstruction

Since it's inception, the Build It Green!NYC Deconstruction Team has saved hundreds of kitchen cabinets from the landfill.

Below is an example of a kitchen deconstruction from an apartment in NYC.

This lovely cherry cabinet set, with countertop and appliances, was disassembled by Build It Green!NYC's Deconstruction Team (pictured right) in only a few hours, and all the items were removed and delivered to Build It Green!NYC's reuse center by our Deconstruction Team.

Click here to learn how to claim your donation on your taxes.

Special thanks to RNAPhoto, for the photos!

Topics and Types: