Queens Reuse Center

3-17 26th Ave. Astoria, NY 11102
718-777-0132 x2
queens@bignyc.org

Brooklyn Reuse Center

69 9th St. Gowanus, NY 11215
718-725-8925 x2
brooklyn@bignyc.org

 

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!Blooms

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!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.

Welcome to BIGNYC!

In January 2015, BIG!NYC donated three refrigerators and heavily discounted like-new metal shelving units for the Lefferts Community Food Cooperative (LCFC). Opening in November 2014, LCFC is a new member-run and cooperatively-run grocery... Read More
As of January 1st, 2015, it has been illegal to dispose of electronic waste in your household trash. E-waste has proven to be the largest contributor of hazardous waste entering the landfill and this exciting move by DEC will significantly... Read More
Last month, the City Council voted to ban Styrofoam packaging starting this summer due to it's well-documented environmental hazards and it being nearly impossible to recycle effectively. This exciting move, by the DeBlasio Administration'... Read More
In 2014, the Department of Sanitation Compost Project, a network of non-profit community composting sites diverted over 2 million pounds of organic waste from the landfill!   The Compost Project hosted by Build It Green!NYC played a vital... Read More
One of our most frequently asked questions from new program participants is, "How do I save my food scraps at home?" Another common question from seasoned participants is, "How can I reduce my plastic bag use?" We've compiled a list of... Read More
In January 2015, BIG!NYC donated three refrigerators and heavily discounted...Read More
As of January 1st, 2015, it has been illegal to dispose of electronic waste in...Read More
Build It Green!NYC is still waiting for the creation of the "Achievement in...Read More
Last month, the City Council voted to ban Styrofoam packaging starting this...Read More
In 2014, the Department of Sanitation Compost Project, a network of non-profit...Read More
One of our most frequently asked questions from new program participants is, "...Read More
Do you get creeped out by crickets? Tired of ants storming your picnic in...Read More