Vegetables = Building Materials @ Build It Green!NYC


Build It Green! NYC and ASsociety are trading vegetables for building materials.   When building materials for the Recipe House studios, by KTC are picked up at the BIG!NYC Long Island City warehouse,  boxes of “Straight Out of the Ground” vegetables are exchanged.

Build It Green! NYC, is New York City’s only non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials.

Learn more about the community building projects BIG!NYC supports and check out salvaged materials at  Build It Green

Why Reuse?

“Did you know that over 16,500 tons of building material are thrown out every day in New York City? These materials are clogging our landfills, releasing carbon into the atmosphere, and creating a need for more materials to be manufactured. Reuse is a logical and environmentally friendly alternative to discarding durable materials. Reuse just makes sense, economically and environmentally.” (from


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