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 Everyday!

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.

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!

BIG!Gives Back

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

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.

Welcome to BIGNYC!

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
Do you get creeped out by crickets? Tired of ants storming your picnic in Prospect Park? Well now you can take a bite out of those little buggers at New York's newest eatery, Black Ant. Besides the interesting insect filled menu, Black Ant... Read More
Written by Jordan Galloway, New York Daily News July 23, 2014 The founders of Build It Green!NYC have banked on the idea that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. The 10-year-old nonprofit salvages and collects building materials,... Read More
WNYC's The Leonard Lopate show recently interviewed David Benjamin about his MoMA PS1 exhibit, Hy-Fi. This project uses mushroom bricks, which will be composted by The NYC Compost Project at Build It Green!NYC this fall! Learn more about... Read More
Renovating? Donate, don't dump! That's exactly what hospitality group and hotel management firm Denihan decided to do when remodeling the trendy Affinia 50 hotel in midtown Manhattan.  "Our company is committed to best practices in... 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
Written by Jordan Galloway, New York Daily News July 23, 2014 The founders of...Read More
WNYC's The Leonard Lopate show recently interviewed David Benjamin about his...Read More
The application deadline has passed. The NYC Compost Project hosted by Build...Read More
Renovating? Donate, don't dump! That's exactly what hospitality group and hotel...Read More
Tough enough to handle years of bowling ball abuse, this durable, 2.375" thick...Read More