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Volunteers are crucial to the daily success of Big Reuse. If you are interested in volunteering with us contact us directly at

Volunteer at the reuse center

Tasks may include: merchandising, organizing books, clothing, housewares, hardware and other materials.

Volunteer with the compost project

Queensbridge Compost Site: Join the NYC Compost Project Hosted by Big Reuse and volunteer at our large-scale urban composting site in Queensbridge. Volunteers will help break up leaf bags, rake and tidy the site, collect trash, bag compost, clean bins, and other fun jobs. Please register here.

Gowanus Salt Lot Compost Site: Help us process food scraps and make compost at our site in Gowanus! Volunteers will 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. Please register here.

Tree Care / Stewardship

To partner with us on a tree care event, compost application, or other stewardship events please email

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