Open 7 Days a Week

10am - 6pm

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

Another Round of "Thank You's" to Another Amazing Crew of Volunteers

Thank you to everyone who came out this weekend to help clean-up BIG!NYC Gowanus. We've had two incredible days of clean-up and the reuse center is starting to look like itself again! Visit our Facebook page to view photos of the volunteers in action, and the progress to getting our reuse center back to working condition:

We've been touched by how many neighbors, customers, friends, New Yorkers (and New York Care-ers!) have come out to help us get back on our feet. We wouldn't be this far along without all of you! You've inspired us to work harder and get back to our mission of salvaging building materials so that we can continue to help other folks who need the materials. And it's also reminded us about the devastating effects of climate change, which is another reason why BIG!NYC is here - we're trying to reduce the amount of waste filling up the landfills, causing pollution and GHG emissions.

If you'd like to get involved, we could use more volunteers this Thursday and Saturday. Sign up via Eventbrite, or stop by! We don't have power, but we have running water, so our hours have been adjusted to 9am to 4pm each day.

UPDATE - We have power as of Tuesday!!! New times for volunteers - 10am to 5pm.

Thursday, November 8th from 10am to 5pm (COMPLETED - THANK YOU!!!)

Saturday, November 10th from 10am to 5pm (click to RSVP via Eventbrite)
Build It Green!NYC - Gowanus Reuse Center
69 9th St, Brooklyn NY 11215
F or R to 4th Ave/9th St & B61 to Smith and 9th St.



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

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!

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.

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.