* BIG!NYC's reuse centers are on their way to divert 4,000,000 pounds of usable building materials from the landfill in 2013.
* Our diversion rate reduces climate change emission by 3,200 MTCOE, which is like saving 360,000 gallons of gas.
* BIG!Compost has diverted 267,230 pounds of food scraps and given away 159,240 pounds of compost and 49,620 pounds of mulch so far this year.
* BIG!Blooms has given away 5,345 pieces of retired lumber to build 2,226 garden beds in over 1,269 community and school gardens in NYC.
* BIG!Gives Back has given away $300,000 worth of materials benefiting NYC's community and environment.
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BIG!NYC-Astoria Open Today, BIG!NYC-Gowanus is Closed due to Storm Damage
Build It Green!NYC in Astoria, Queens is OPEN for regular hours: 10 to 6 Monday through Friday, 10 to 5 Saturday and Sunday. Call us at 718-777-0132 with any questions.
Build It Green!NYC in Gowanus, Brooklyn will be CLOSED until further notice due to storm damage.
Along with most of New York, we've been cleaning up after the super-storm. If anyone is in the neighborhood and looking to lend a hand, we welcome the help! Please feel free to come by the Gowanus reuse center today (Thurs. Nov 1) from 11am to 4pm to help clean up after Sandy! It is important to wear work boots and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.
*Pictured: BIG!NYC's clean up crew in Gowanus.