donateNYC encourages New Yorkers to support these nonprofit partners in their important reuse activities and social missions:
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 reuse centers in Astoria, Queens and in Gowanus, 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.
Not Accepted: Any broken, damaged, or incomplete materials.
Pick-Up Service: Yes (case-by-case basis)
Big Reuse Astoria
3-17 26th Avenue
Astoria, NY 11102
Big Reuse Gowanus
69 9th Street
Gowanus, NY 11215