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Queens Reuse Center

3-17 26th Ave. Astoria, NY
718-777-0132
queens@bignyc.org

Brooklyn Reuse Center

69 9th St. Gowanus, NY
718-725-8925
brooklyn@bignyc.org

Open Everyday!

Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
& Sat-Sun 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!Blooms

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

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.

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.

Reuseolution Time!

Happy 2013! Reuseolution Time!

Every New Year's Day people around the world make a resolution - this year BIG!NYC would like to challenge you to think about making a "Reuseolution" - a new year's resolution to reuse!
Here are some ideas from our staff:

"Saving all cotton clothing for reuse as wall insulation." ~ Will, Building Management

"I'm going to commit to composting all my kitchen scraps." ~ Max, Deconstruction Manager 

"I'm going to continue to salvage everything I can - I love to collect old screws from deconstruction sites." ~ Chris, Deconstructionist (pictured left)

"I plan to incorporate reuse in my gift giving in 2013, and I'm already inspired by projects I've found on Pinterest!" ~ Jack, Communications Manager

"I'm never going to buy anything new, ever again." ~ Harvey, Gowanus Reuse Center Assistant Manager
Share your Reuseolution on our Facebook page!