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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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.

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

Donate, don't dump!

In 2013, BIG!NYC diverted over 4,000,000 lbs of usable building materials from the landfill!


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

Return & Storage Polices

All items are sold on an "as is" basis. Build It Green!NYC makes no warranties*, express or implied with respect to any item, including without limitation warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.  Items painted with paint manufactured prior to 1978 may contain lead paint.

Build It Green!NYC's Return Policy:

Items purchased at BIG!NYC, accompanied by a receipt, in same condition as purchased from the store, can be returned within seven (7) days for a full refund minus a 10% restocking fee, or up to thirty (30) days for store credit minus a 10% restocking fee. *Appliances over $100 have a ninety (90) day warranty for repair costs upon store manager approval.  In no way does this policy apply to set decorators, film companies, or their agents. Items purchased for temporary use or a temporary installation may not be returned for a refund or store credit. All book and vinyl record sales are final.

Build It Green!NYC's Storage Policy:

Items purchased at BIG!NYC must be picked up within seven (7 days) of purchase date. After seven (7) days, items left in the store will become BIG!NYC property and will be resold. Customer may receive 50% of original price of an item in store credit within thirty (30) days of purchase, for purchased items that have been left in the store for more than seven (7) days. Customers will not be notified or reminded about stored items reclaimed by BIG!NYC.

No Rental Policy:

Build It Green!NYC has suspended all rentals until further notice.