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Big Reuse Queens

3-17 26th Ave. Astoria, NY 11102
718-777-0132 x2

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


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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.

BIG!Gives Back

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


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

Our diversion rate reduces climate change emission by 3,200 MTCOE which is like saving 360,000 gallons of gasoline.

Donate, don't dump!

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

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Big Reuse Logos

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File Type File
Electronics Recycling a Smash!
Need to recycle paint, batteries or motor oil?
Our Supporters
New York Times - March 24, 2005
How To Donate
What You Can Donate to Build It Green!NYC
Hours & Directions
Two Person Podium FREE!!!
Plastic Bag Recycling and the City Council
What We Do
NYC Reuse Options
Other Northeast Reuse Centers
Common Inventory Items
Best of New York Magazine!
GE Profile Stainless steel refrigerator
Walnut Couch w/ Leather Cushions
Solid Mahogany Poker Table
Build It Green! NYC on local News 1 - November 24, 2008
Electronics Recycling At BIG!NYC Suspended
Time Out Magazine - November 3, 2005
Hotpoint 20" Stove
Set of Glass Doors
6 Panel Door
4 Panel Door (w)
The "L" Magazine "Dumpster Divers Unite"
Astoria Times - September 1, 2005
New York City Sierran
Queens Chronicle - February 17, 2005
Eyewitness 7 ABC - January 11, 2006


build it green salvaged and reclaimed building materials in NYC

Big Reuse Press Contact


Justin Green

Program Director
Big Reuse
p: 718-777-0132 x23


Compost Press Contact


Erycka De Jesus

Program Manager
NYC Compost Project hosted by Big Reuse
p: 718-777-0132 x6

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