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Volunteer with BIG Reuse

Help us and learn about our work keeping materials out of the landfills and in use by volunteering with us. You’ll get to work alongside our dedicated and passionate staff and have fun.

BIG Reuse Center

Volunteers assist staff with sorting incoming donations and merchandising items for sale.

To volunteer, email us at

The NYC Compost Project

Queensbridge Compost Site
Volunteers help break up leaf bags, rake and tidy the site, collect trash, bag compost, clean bins, and other fun jobs. Sessions take place every other Friday from 12 - 2pm.

Register through eventbrite for more details and to secure your spot. It’s free!

Gowanus Salt Lot Compost Site
Volunteers help process food scraps and make compost. They also bag finished compost, break down yard waste, decontaminate food scraps, chop whole fruits or vegetables in preparation for the compost pile, and help maintain the site in a variety of ways. Volunteer sessions take place once a month on Wednesdays from XXX to XXX

Register through eventbrite for more details and to secure your spot. It’s free!

Curbside Composting Outreach

Join the Outreach Team for Residential Canvassing and Street Tree Care events. There are lots of dates and neighborhoods to choose from.

Donate Materials

We are a nonprofit organization and our success is due to the generosity of everyone who donates their used  goods and materials to us. Please support our mission-driven environmental work by donating your used items to us.


Drop Off Your Food Scraps

If curbside composting hasn’t arrived in your neighborhood yet, NYC offers food scrap drop offs throughout the metro area.

Find the drop off site closest to you here.

Donate and Support our Work

Make a contribution and support our work to make NYC a greener and healthier environment for all of us.

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