Build It Green!NYC in Astoria, Queens is OPEN for regular hours: 10 to 6 Monday through Friday, 10 to 5 Saturday and Sunday. Call us at 718-777-0132 with any questions.
Build It Green!NYC in Gowanus, Brooklyn will be CLOSED until further notice due to storm damage.
Along with most of New York, we've been cleaning up after the super-storm. If anyone is in the neighborhood and looking to lend a hand, we welcome the help! Please feel free to come by the Gowanus reuse center today (Thurs. Nov 1) from 11am to 4pm to help clean up after Sandy! It is important to wear work boots and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.
*Pictured: BIG!NYC's clean up crew in Gowanus.
Our Food Scrap Drop-off program serviced 1000 households per week in 2015!
Our Big Gives Back program has given away $300,000 worth of materials benefiting NYC's community and environment.
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 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!