Big Reuse

by Leah Butz
Big Reuse
Address
2-17 26th Avenue
Astoria
NY
11102
Secondary Address
Big Reuse Brooklyn
69 9th St.
Gowanus, NY 11215 718-725-8925 x2
brooklyn@bigreuse.org
Phone Number
(718) 777-0132 ext. 2
Director, Manager or CEO
Justin Green
Mission Statement
To keep these materials out of the landfill, while offering deep discounts on their resale.
Number of staff/employees
11
Year Started
2004
Latest Projects
Big Reuse donated materials (pavers) to Harlem Valley Garden. http://www.bigreuse.org/news/big-reuse-supports-harlem-valley-garden
Interesting Fact
Big Reuse processed 765,477 pounds of food scraps and accepted 237,554 pounds of wood chips and leaf matter in 2015. That’s over 1 million pounds of organic material diverted from landfills.
Areas Served
Brooklyn, Queens
Core Programs
Food related: Hosts NYC Compost Project and provides discounted or free materials for community gardens and school gardens.
1. Discounted materials and merchandise for non-profit organizations.
2. Big!Blooms: Big Reuse donates used lumber to local community & school gardens in NYC.
3. Big!Gives Back: a monthly sponsorship program for nonprofit and community organizations in which each month one nonprofit organization that meets 2 of the 3 goals required is selected to receive free materials for their project.
Goals are: (i) focus on environmental issues; (ii) benefit the local community; and (iii) educates about sustainability or green building projects.
Major Issues
Community Gardens, Environmental Issues of the Food System, Food Waste
Hours of Operation
Open daily 10 am – 6 pm
Non-profit?
Nonprofit
Frequently used hashtags
#bigreuse #reducereuseredoyourplace #brooklyn #nyc #Queens#compostproject #zerowaste
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