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Big Reuse Queens

3-17 26th Ave. Astoria, NY 11102
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Big Reuse Brooklyn

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

Giving Back to The NEW New York

Build It Green! NYC will join forces with other local green groups on October 1 at the second annual NEW New York festival. GreenHomeNYC is presenting the most innovative block party in NYC this fall, focusing on community, interaction, sustainability and having fun!


Over the summer, GreenHomeNYC put a call out for young, green designers to create a collection of sustainable furniture for the festival.  Ten eco-conscious design students were chosen and now have access to Build It Green! NYC's inventory to create their re-use furniture projects. For updates and sneak peaks at the designers creations, visit!


BIG!NYC Gives Back offers free and discounted materials to many artists, community groups, schools and environmental initiatives through out the year. To learn more about our program or to apply for materials, please visit    


Earlier this summer, BIG!NYC's Gives Back program donated materials to the arts festival, FIGMENT NYC 2011. Held over three days in June, this Governors Island event calls itself an "explosion of creative energy". Mixing culture and  participatory art whenever possible, this art project transforms Governors Island into a large-scale collaborative art installation - and then the art disappears to be reused in another way.  Sign up to help FIGMENT with the deconstruction of the remaining installations on Governor's Island, September 23-25.


Lila Cardell and Anton Plano created the first mini-golf hole, "The Spider Hole" (pictured above), using plywood, 2x4's, PVC pipe and OSB platforms - all from BIG!NYC. The ninth mini-golf hole (pictured left) was created by Anna Descartes. "Bee-ware" was created with re-purposed materials from BIG!NYC as well as Materials for the Arts.
FIGMENT photos © 2011 Carlijn Urlings.

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!

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.

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