How to get rid of an unwanted piano, or junk piano for FREE?
We have over 45 years of experience in piano removal solutions.
Best Answer: Find someone or a charity that is looking for a free piano. The receiver pays for the piano removal and transportation costs, this won’t cost you a penny! So giving your piano or organ away is absolutely the best way to get rid of a piano.
This is where Piano Adoption comes in. We connect you with the people and organizations who will take the piano. You can donate to whomever you believe is the best for for your piano or organ. Some people only want to offer their piano to a charity or church, this is completely up to you.
People come to our websites day after day from all over the world waiting for a piano in their area. Even if your piano is junk, or deemed “un-serviceable” there are people that would love to take the piano and pay for the removal.
Why would anyone want a junk piano? Many times pianos are used for things other than being played. Restaurants and bars sometimes use them for decor, some people use them for art, and sometimes old junk pianos are even used for photography or movie scenes. Ever seen a piano in the middle of a desert like in the music video for Brett Young’s hit song “Mercy”? Most likely that piano was a junk piano. Here are some other interesting photos of old pianos being used in different ways:
Imagine your old piano being used in a music video, a movie, or as decor in a restaurant. Its way cooler than having it thrown off the back of a truck in a landfill.
Old, unwanted, and junk pianos are being used more and more in recent years now that repurposing things is a lot more common. You can look online for many other ways old pianos are being used, but I think you get the idea that getting rid of your old piano may be easier than you think when you list it on our Piano Adoption website.
The best part of giving your piano away is that the receiver will pay for the moving expenses, and the shipping expenses.
Listing your piano is FREE, FAST and EASY, and you don’t have to pay for the removal!
Other ways to get rid of your piano…
Piano Recycling: If you take the piano apart you can recycle the different parts of it and it would be a little easier carrying each part out of the building one by one than to try to remove the entire piano. This is labor intensive of course, but its an option.
Piano Disposal: Hire a piano mover to come pick up your unwanted piano and dispose of it. Not all landfills accept pianos anymore but a local piano mover might be able to assist with that. Please do consider other options first though as disposing of a piano is not good for the environment, and it will cost YOU money to have a piano mover take it to the dump, plus the disposal costs at the landfill. Older pianos are also rich in history, and with pianos made before the 1980’s the piano keys may have been made with real ivory, almost all pianos prior to the mid 1950’s used ivory for the piano keys. Lets not forget elephants were killed for that ivory… It would be a shame to just throw it away.
The Don’ts When Getting Rid of a Piano
Having a friend or family member help you move the piano, this is by far the biggest mistake you can make. Pianos are very heavy! An inexperienced person trying to move a piano will almost always result in regrets. Property damage (floors, walls, stairways are most common).
Inexperienced movers commonly sustain injuries, and occasionally have been killed, one example:
Tommy Gaddis (43) died when a piano fell on top of him from the back of a pickup truck they were using to move the piano from a church. News article