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Now that Spring is really here, the NYC Compost Project Hosted by Big Reuse needs your help! Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community and meet new people. Our program has been collecting food scraps and creating compost since 2010. In 2017, we composted over one million pounds of organic waste slated for the landfill and used it to green NYC.  We couldn't do it without volunteers!

We support school and community gardens, parks, street tree stewards and more with free locally made compost. Volunteers help bag compost for distribution, connecting city stewards with valuable organic matter and beneficial micro-organisms for their community greening projects. In addition to this critical work, volunteers get a chance to visit our Queensbridge Community Composting site, check out our operations, and make the compost connection 

Click here to sign up for 3pm on Wednesdays throughout the summer!

Big Reuse is happy to support artist Nicholas Holiber  and the Audubon Sculpture Project in creation of twelve much-larger-than life sculptures of imperiled birds out of reclaimed/recycled wood from BIG Reuse! 

This ambitious public-art initiative will draw attention to the plight of birds threatened by climate change while simultaneously bringing beauty to the urban landscape. From April to December 2019, all twelve sculptures will be displayed in prominent locations along the Broadway Mall, stretching from 64th Street north to 166th Street in Manhattan. Each sculpture will be accompanied by information about the bird, the threats it faces, and what concerned passersby can do to help.

Holiber developed the Audubon Sculpture Project in partnership with New York City Audubon, Broadway Mall Association, New York City Parks Department, and Gitler &_____ Gallery.  To learn more about the project visit
Big Reuse is a non-profit organization whose mission is to divert reusable materials from the landfill -- building a greener community and economy. We are a team of 40 dedicated environmentalists diverting materials from the landfill through our building material reuse center, two community composting sites, outreach program to promote the City’s organic waste collection and green job training!  Join our team!

We are hiring Fiscal and Employee Services Director!  Please find job description here and apply. 
Big Reuse is a 501c3 non-profit.  Your purchases and tax-deductible donations help Big Reuse reduce waste and support eco-initiatives.
In 2017 Big Reuse:
  • Diverted and reused 2 million lbs of building materials and furniture.
  • Composted 1.2 million lbs of organic matter. 
  • Supported over 150 community greening efforts with free compost as part of the NYC Compost Project and worked with hundreds of volunteers. 
  • Launched organics outreach to over 80,000 NYC residents to encourage them to participate in city's organics waste program.  
  • Opened 2 new community composting locations.    
If you are passionate about reuse, recycling, zero waste and the circular economy - please support Big Reuse today!   
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