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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

Springtime DIY Project Ideas

All this spring-like weather in the dead of winter reminds us that the growing season is just around the corner. That means it's time to start planning your springtime DIY garden project!

Here are some fun ideas to spark your imagination:

* Build a compost bin or sandbox with salvaged scaffolding lumber;
* Make a tile or stained glass mosaic around your doorway;
* Design your garden path with cement blocks or marble cutoffs;
* Decorate your front stoop with Terracino planters;
* Build a picnic table to gather around at your first BBQ!

Whatever your warm weather wishes are, swing by BIG!NYC to check out our outdoor and garden inventory, to help you get started on your next reuse project!

Photo via Flickr, joaquinuy

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.

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

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

Our Big Gives Back program has given away $300,000 worth of materials benefiting NYC's community and environment.