donateNYC Partners

donateNYC encourages New Yorkers to support these nonprofit partners in their important reuse activities and social missions:

Big Reuse

Big Reuse

Big Reuse (formerly Build It Green!NYC) is a nonprofit social enterprise operating retail outlets for used building materials. Every year BIG!NYC diverts more than 4 million pounds of lumber, cabinets, appliances, furniture, lights, plumbing fixtures, doors, and more from the landfill. The materials come from buildings being demolished or remodeled, as well as from film sets and building suppliers. Big Reuse operates a reuse center in Brooklyn. All proceeds support BIG!NYC initiatives, including Big Compost, Big Blooms, and Big Gives Back.

donateNYC Partner Fact: Big Reuse saved New Yorkers $2 million in 2014 by salvaging and redistributing second-hand building materials.


Unless approved by email prior to drop off, all materials offered as drop-off donations require inspection by a Big Reuse associate. Big Reuse reserves the right to refuse any donation if the material does not meet their standards for reuse.

Accepted: Please call ahead to ensure that your donation can be accepted.

  • Appliances
  • Architectural Details
  • Bath
  • Building Materials (Assorted)
  • Doors
  • Electrical & Lighting
  • Film & Theater
  • Flooring
  • Furniture
  • Hardware
  • Heating & Cooling
  • Housewares
  • Kitchens & Cabinets
  • Lumber
  • Masonry
  • Paint
  • Plumbing
  • Stone
  • Tile
  • Windows

Not Accepted: Any broken, damaged, or incomplete materials.

  • Antique Appliances
  • Baby Goods
  • Bed-related Material (Bed Linens, Box Springs, Frames, Headboards, Mattresses)
  • Broken Electronics
  • Entertainment Units
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Light Bulbs (Incandescent/Fluorescent)
  • Office Furniture
  • Oil-based Paint
  • Over-customized Pieces
  • Stains or Varnishes
  • Upholstered Furniture
  • Used Carpet

Pick-Up Service: Yes (case-by-case basis)

Contacts & Location

Big Reuse

Big Reuse Gowanus
69 9th Street
Gowanus, NY 11215