Bring used building materials back to life
We work every day to reduce the environmental impact of the demolition industry in NYC. Our success is due completely to the support of generous donors like you! When you donate materials to Big Reuse, you give them a second life. You also support eco-initiatives and green, living wage jobs. As a bonus, you save money. Big Reuse is a 501c3 charity, so all donations are tax deductible!
How to donate
Big Reuse is primarily a supplier of construction-related materials but we consider material donations of all varieties depending on our current inventory and the condition and volume of the donation.
If you are unsure whether your donation can be accepted, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to let you know. Please include an inventory of items and a few photos. Big Reuse reserves the right to refuse any donation that has not been pre-approved.
Drop off materials 7 days a week at both our Queens and Brooklyn reuse centers up to 30 minutes before closing time. For large drop-offs, please call the Reuse Center before you come to give us a head up.
Big Reuse reserves the right to refuse any donation that doesn’t meet our qualifications. Please check out our list of items we can’t accept before you drop-off.
We offer pick-up services Monday through Friday only. For larger more complicated donations, or to schedule a walk through, please call 718-732-4143.
- What can I donate?
- Can I get a tax deduction?
Big Reuse is a 501c3 charitable organization. As such, all materials we receive as a donation are eligible for a tax deduction.
You will receive a letter of acceptance for your donation within 7 days. The letter is a receipt for your donation and itemizes all the materials we received in as much detail as we can provide. This receipt is needed for you to claim a deduction for donating materials valued at more that $250.
For total yearly deductions over $500, you must complete IRS Form 8283 Noncash Charitable Contributions to your tax return. To deduct a charitable contribution over $5,000 you must have a qualified appraisal that itemizes and values the donated property. A qualified appraisal is a document that is written by a certified appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers, Appraisers Association of America or the International Society of Appraisers.
BY IRS LAW, WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ASSIGN A MONETARY VALUE TO THE DONATED MATERIALS – THAT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DONOR.
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