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10am - 6pm

Big Reuse Queens

3-17 26th Ave. Astoria, NY 11102
718-777-0132 x2

Big Reuse Brooklyn

69 9th St. Gowanus, NY 11215
718-725-8925 x2

AIA Continuing Education

Big Reuse is pleased to announce that we are an AIA CES Approved Provider.


We are currently offering the following course, and will make a presentation at your convenience:

Reuse, Recycling and Deconstruction:

Construction and Demolition Waste Management in NYC

This is a one hour, one AIA CES LU course.

Course purpose:

Each day in NYC, the construction and demolition (C&D) industry generates between 16,000-19,000 tons of waste. This course empowers architects to help reduce C&D waste by identifying ideal structures and materials for reuse, implementing recycling and reuse in upcoming projects, and learning how to navigate the obstacles facing C&D waste reduction in NYC.

Course objectives:

  1. To identify current C&D waste issues in the NYC metropolitan area.
  2. To examine how to effectively implement Recycling and Reuse in your next project.
  3. To identify ideal structures and materials for Reuse through case studies.
  4. To explore the obstacles NYC faces in executing effective waste management and to consider some ways around them.

If you are interested in hosting an AIA CES presentation at your office, please contact us at

Our Food Scrap Drop-off program serviced 1000 households per week in 2015!

We processed 765,477 pounds of food scraps and accepted 237,554 pounds of wood chips and leaf matter in 2015! That's over 1 million pounds of organic material diverted from landfills!

Our Big Gives Back program has given away $300,000 worth of materials benefiting NYC's community and environment.

The greenhouse gas emissions prevented by our diversion efforts is equivalent to saving 360,000 gallons of gasoline!

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