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



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.

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.

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

Rub-A-Dub-Dub, BIG's Tub Sale!

Build It Green!NYC has dropped our prices for fiberglass and cast iron bathtubs*!  Our warehouse associate Steve took some of his time out to wipe down and thoroughly clean all of the tubs that we have in stock.  Most cast iron tubs are now $100 and most fiberglass tubs are only $150.  Check out our sale prices on our website and at our reuse centers.

The tub sale starts today (October 18th) and lasts through the end of 2012!


*Some exclusions apply. Clawfoot bathtubs are NOT included in this sale. Other non-sale items are priced as marked.

Need some ideas? Check out our bathtub pinterest page for a couple creative ways to use a bathtub!