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Donate Reusable Home Decor and Renovation Materials

 

Big Reuse accepts donations of reusable items: Appliances, Home goods, Home Decor, Furniture, Clothing, Books, Media, Plumbing, Lighting, Kitchens, Tiles, Paint, Tools and Renovation Supplies. Thank you for donating and helping to create a zero waste NYC!

Make a donation today by filling out the donation inquiry form below. Big Reuse reserves the right to refuse any donation that has not been pre-approved or doesn’t meet our qualifications on delivery. 

 

1. Check the BIG Donations Guide to see if your items are eligible.

2. Complete the online inquiry form below (be sure to include images). 

3. Drop off approved materials - 10am - 5.30pm daily, 1 12th St, Brooklyn NY. 

 

 

What can I donate?

Items we accept Things we can't take
  • Appliances (in 100% working condition, clean, all parts included)- age limits apply
  • Architectural Features- Mantels, ceilings & Moldings
  • Books and Media
  • Clothing
  • Doors and Windows
  • Electronics and Small Appliances
  • Flooring, Bricks, Tiles and Pavers
  • Furniture - dressers, tables, chairs
  • Garden and Outdoor Equipment
  • Hardware
  • Home goods and Home Decor- Dishware, Glassware, and Utensils
  • Kitchen Cabinets and Counters
  • Lighting
  • Lumber - large quantities of same type without nails over 6ft
  • Mirrors and Vanities
  • Plumbing and Bathroom Fixtures- Toilets, tubs, and sinks
  • Tools
  • Broken, dirty, damaged, or incomplete material
  • Scrap wood (less than 4' long, or smaller than 4'x4' sheets)
  • Bed-related materials (frames, headboards, mattresses, box springs, bed linens, etc.)
  • Upholstered furniture (unless brand new or very lightly used from movie/TV/photo sets)
  • Built-in bathtubs or jacuzzi tubs
  • Recessed lights or high hats
  • Used carpet or rugs
  • Oil-based paint, stains, or varnishes
  • Televisions
  • Exercise equipment

Check out the directory by location and item available at nyc.gov/donate for ways to donate items that we can't take.

 

 

 

 

Donation FAQ

 

Why should I donate my used items?

We work every day to reduce the environmental impact of the demolition industry in NYC thanks to the support of generous donors like you! When you donate materials to Big Reuse, you give them a second life. You also support eco-initiatives and green, living wage jobs.

 

Can I claim a deduction for my donation?

All donations are tax deductible and directly support the environmental mission of Big Reuse. a 501c3 charitable organization. You will receive your tax deductible receipt at the time of donation.

A receipt is needed if you plan to claim a deduction of more than $250. For total yearly deductions over $500, you must complete IRS Form 8283 Noncash Charitable Contributions for your tax return. To deduct a charitable contribution over $5,000 you must have a qualified appraisal that itemizes and values the donated property. 

Note that by law, we do not assign a monetary value to your donation.

 

Do you pick up donations?

Got a truckload of stuff to donate? We are currently able to offer pick-up services for large volume donations. Through a grant made possible by the Attorney General of New York’s office, Big Reuse uses an all-electric truck to pick up donations, keeping our air cleaner for everyone. Big Reuse is fully insured and can provide a Certificate of insurance. 

 

Do you deconstruct and remove Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets and Fixtures?

Our team can arrange a limited 'skim' deconstruction of high end kitchens. This service is open Monday through Friday.

 

How soon will my inquiry be responded to?

Complete inquiries will be responded to within 2 business days. Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we are sorry, we are unable to respond to non-compliant inquiries.

 

Why wasn’t my donation accepted?

If your item is one of the types of items we generally accept, it may be rejected because of its age, quality, condition, or because space is limited in our warehouse. Dirty or potentially hazardous items- bedding, lead related items, chemicals, recalled items, and items that pose a safety risk to children may also be regulated by law. Pickup requests are determined based on value, proximity and scheduling.

We recognize the time and effort it takes to donate, and we make every attempt to accommodate eligible donations.

 

How can I contact the Donations team?

We kindly ask that you help us reduce administration by using our easy online inquiry form first. For additional questions or donations in progress, please email [email protected] or give us a call at 718-732-4143.