Open 7 Days a Week

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

Block Party & Stop 'N' Swap® - May 19th

The 4th Annual Build It Green Grow NYC Block Party & Stop 'N' Swap®!

RSVP & invite your friends on Facebook!

Saturday, May 19, 2012! 12:00-3:00pm (rain or shine! To be held in front of Build It Green!NYC's Astoria Reuse Center (26th Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets, Astoria)

  • GrowNYC's Stop 'N' Swap - Clear out clutter and help reduce NYC's waste by bringing clean, portable, reusable items to donate to a new home, or simply take home items that are useful to you. It's all free! No furniture/large items, please.
  • Electronic-waste recycling with WeRecycle! - Responsibly recycle computers, monitors, printers, scanners, fax machines, peripherals, (keyboards, mice, cables, etc.) televisions, VCRs, DVD players, cell phones, pagers, PDAs, phones, answering machines, game consoles, portable music players, & other personal e-devices.
  • Live music featuring Zeke Healy, Mandy Lee ( &, & Tianna Kennedy
  • Plus sets by DJ Cool Places Sound System, DJ Dee Redgrave & DJ Tony Lowe
  • Brooklyn Grange's Fresh Farm Stand
  • FREE Face Painting
  • Plant, Compost & Seed Sale to Benefit Western Queens Compost Initiative (WQCI)
  • Compost Tumbler Assembly Demo & Worm Bin Demo by WQCI
  • Green Shores
  • GreenHomeNYC
  • Two Coves Community Garden
  • Occupy Wall Street Screenprint Co-op - bring a t-shirt or bag to print on!
  • Chhaya CDC is a non-profit organization connecting homeowners with incentives for energy audits and home improvement work to reduce energy use. Bring your utility bills (gas and electric) to sign up for a home energy audit!
  • Simar Coffee - FREE samples!

Both Build It Green!NYC Reuse Centers will be open for shopping and donating during the Block Party & Stop 'N' Swap (10am-5pm in both Astoria and Gowanus).

And be sure to stick around for the BIG!NYC & We Heart Astoria After-Party (3:00-5:00pm)! 

Featuring a special performance by Brother Reverend!

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.

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

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.