Big Reuse

by Leah Butz
Big Reuse
2-17 26th Avenue
Secondary Address
Big Reuse Brooklyn
69 9th St.
Gowanus, NY 11215 718-725-8925 x2
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
Year Started
Latest Projects
Big Reuse donated materials (pavers) to 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
Frequently used hashtags
#bigreuse #reducereuseredoyourplace #brooklyn #nyc #Queens#compostproject #zerowaste
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