* 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.
The BIG!NYC Calendar has moved to our EVENTS page.
Gowanus Opening Monday 11/19
This Monday, 11/19, we will open the Gowanus Reuse Center at 10 am. Our regular hours will continue there (M-F 10-6, S&S 10-5) from now on. The phones and internet at Gowanus still don't work, but should be up and running by the middle of next week.
Gowanus has lots of plumbing supplies, a large number of doors and windows, lighting, some orphan cabinets (no real full sets yet), some appliances, etc. The furniture that made it through tended to be large, solid non-laminated. Everything has been cleaned with bleach by our volunteers and staff so it's ready to go. Come on down and take a look at our new layout too!
We don't have any volunteer days scheduled right now, but rest assured that there will be some coming up, so stay tuned.
(Note: Gowanus inventory that was ruined in the flood is still online, so do not consider the Gowanus web inventory to be accurate. Astoria is still being updated every day.)