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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

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BIG!Gives Back

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

Donate, don't dump!

In 2013, BIG!NYC diverted over 4,000,000 lbs of usable building materials from the landfill!

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.


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

Photos from our Tree Giveaway

Thanks for another amazing weekend of tree adoptions!

Check out photos from our spring tree giveaway on Facebook!


Build It Green!NYC has partnered with NYRP and MillionTreesNYC to give away 300 trees this month! We are hosting a giveaway on Saturday, May 17th from 11am to 1pm at our Queens reuse center and another giveaway on Sunday, May 18th from 11am to 1pm at our Brooklyn reuse center. You must register for the correct date/location, tree requests are non-transferrable.


Sample selection of trees from the Build It Green!NYC FREE Tree Giveaway on Sunday, May 18th 2014:

What will I have to agree to if I want a tree?

  • I will plant my tree in the ground and care for my tree according to NYRP guidelines.
  • I will plant my tree in the ground on property I have permission to plant on that is within the 5 boroughs of New York City.
  • I grant NYRP and Build It Green! NYC - Brooklyn rights to take and use photos and videos of me and all parties that come to the event with me, including minors, without compensation.
  • The information I provide can be shared by NYRP with Build It Green! NYC - Brooklyn for follow up about your tree and outreach.

Other things to know:

  • Limit one tree per address.
  • You may not change the species of tree you will receive after you have registered.
  • Providing invalid data will cause your reservation to be cancelled.
  • To have someone else pick up your tree you must provide them with a copy of your photo ID.