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 Big Reuse, New York City's first nonprofit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials, has reuse centers in Astoria, Queens and Gowanus, Brooklyn. Big Reuse fulfills its mission of diverting building materials from the waste stream by accepting and reselling everything from lumber to kitchen cabinet sets, high-end appliances, lighting fixtures, solid wood doors and furniture, and much more.

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)
  • 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 Gowanus
69 9th Street
Gowanus, NY 11215