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 creates innovative zero waste initiatives for NYC - reuse center, community composting sites, environmental outreach, and green job training. Our center in Brooklyn is New York City's source for all things reused! Big Reuse Brooklyn fulfills its mission of diverting reusable materials from the landfill by accepting donations for resale to the public of everything from furniture, homegoods, clothing, books, appliances, cabinets, building materials, lighting fixtures, doors and much more - everything and the kitchen sink!

donateNYC Partner Fact: In 2017, Big Reuse diverted more than 1.4 million pounds of building and construction materials from landfills.


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)
  • Clothing
  • 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 Goods
  • 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
1 12th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215