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

Our Supporters

Big Reuse depends on the donations of hundreds of individuals to keep building materials out of the landfill and to allow us keep providing our service. We thank all of you for your efforts to conserve our precious natural resources and protecting the environment of the New York City Metropolitan Area.

The organizations that have provided us with the most help and support are listed below. Empire State Development (ESD), Big Reuse's primary funder, encourages and supports activities that both strengthen the State's economy and protect and preserve the environment. To accomplish this, ESD offers a range of resources to help businesses identify and transform environmental concerns into market opportunities and competitive advantages. Through its Environmental Services Unit (ESU), ESD provides New York State businesses with the tools they need to understand and comply with environmental regulations and provides financial assistance for investments in projects that improve business productivity and competitiveness through enhanced environmental performance. For more information on New York State's environmental services, contact Empire State Development at 1-800-STATE-NY or 1-800-782-8369. Founded in 1915, The Durst Organization is one of New York’s oldest and largest privately owned real estate firms. Durst is widely recognized as a world leader in the development of technologically advanced and environmentally responsible commercial property. Its flagship tower at 4 Times Square was recognized as the first “green” high-rise office building in the United States, and has been praised by environmentalists. The Durst Organization hired Big Reuse to perform a skim deconstruction of at its development at 1 Bryant Park and St.Francis Apartment Building providing the material used to originally stock our store. The Durst Organization also provided a grant to allow the founding of Big Reuse. Since 1912 the Strober Organization, Inc. has been assisting builders, remodelers and Contractors in both the residential and commercial markets. Now serving customers throughout the Northeast and Southeast. The Strober Organization delivered 4 large truckloads of surplus windows and doors to Big Reuse. Mensch Mill and Lumber is a Full Service Lumber Yard, offering a Full line of all building materials from Lumber and Architectural Millwork to Commercial and Industrial Hardware. Mensch delivered a semi truck load of surplus doors to Big Reuse.


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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 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!

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

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