Piano Removal & Disposal Near You

Getting rid of a piano on your own can be difficult. They’re heavy, hard to load, and can’t be thrown away with the rest of your garbage. So what can you do when you’re ready to part ways with your old ivory keys?

How to get rid of a piano with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

Thankfully, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? offers a quick and convenient way to handle your piano removal  and disposal. We’re piano removal experts and will take great care in ensuring your piano is disposed of properly.

Because of the complex nature of piano disposal, there are some types of pianos that we may not be able to remove. No matter what, our friendly, uniformed Truck Team Members will happily take a look at your piano onsite and let you know what your best disposal options are.

Piano pick up made easy

Because of the complex nature of piano disposal, there are some types of pianos that we may not be able to remove. Our friendly, uniformed truck teams will take a look at your piano onsite and let you know what your disposal options are.

Here's how our service works: 

1. Simply schedule your free onsite estimate online or by calling 1-800-468-5865.

2. Our friendly, uniformed truck team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled 2-hour appointment window.

3. When we arrive, just point to the piano you want to be removed and we’ll provide you with an up-front, all-inclusive price.

4. Once you say the word, we’ll haul your old or broken piano away from wherever it’s located and finish by tidying up the area. Plus, we will recycle and donate whatever we can, whenever possible.

How much does it cost to move a piano?

Traditional piano movers have an average base cost of $150 to $300 for moving a piano to a different location. These prices are based on the piano type, size, and weight. The price may also increase based on how far the piano is moved and whether or not the movers must move the piano up stairs.

Unlike piano movers, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? bases our prices on the amount of space your junk takes up in our truck. We come to your house and give you a quote once we’ve seen your piano in person. Schedule your free, no-obligation onsite estimate today to find out how much it will cost to have your piano hauled away for disposal or recycling.

How do you dispose of a broken piano?

Getting rid of your old piano is not as simple as throwing it into the trash. Pianos are large and made of materials that do not break down naturally in landfills. 

Here’s how you can properly get rid of your old piano:

  1. Determine is your broken piano is beyond repair - if it can be fixed, it may have more value being donated.
  2. Check to see if your local trash or junk removal service, charities, and recycling facility accepts pianos or offers piano disposal service.
  3. Schedule a pickup time with piano movers.
  4. Clear a path for the piano movers to carry the instrument through.

Moving a piano is more than a one-person job. Your best option is to hire professionals who have the tools to handle it for you. 

How do I donate or recycle a piano?

One way to dispose of an old piano is to donate it. However, the size of your piano and the condition that it is in plays a large role in whether or not an organizations will accept your donation.

There are many places that accept piano donations, including:

  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Schools
  • Social groups
  • Retirement homes
  • Recreation centers
  • Service clubs
  • Afterschool programs.

Donating to many of these organizations may be tax-deductible. Of course, there may be organizations in your area that also accept pianos in need of repair.

Can pianos be recycled?

Pianos are made of several materials, including wood, steel wire, screws, and cast iron, that can be recycled once the instrument is broken down. If you’re looking to give your piano a second chance at life, check with your local recycling centers to find out if they will accept a used piano and whether or not it will cost you money to deliver it. 

How do I dismantle a piano for disposal?

If you're getting ready to get rid of your old piano, you may want to dismantle it first for easier transportation. 

To dismantle a piano:

  1. Open the piano lid and key cover to see inside the piano.
  2. Unscrew the piano desk, or the space where the sheet music rests, to expose the harp.
  3. Loosen the screws on the piano key cover to remove.
  4. Remove the lower board cover, or the wall that houses the foot pedals, to expose the lower mechanism.
  5. Loosen the screws and remove the top lid.
  6. Unscrew and remove the muffler felt that runs across the action, or hammers.
  7. Remove the bracket screws to loosen and remove the action.
  8. Pull each key straight up to remove and place aside.
  9. Loosen the tension in every string on the harp by turning the tuning pegs counterclockwise for safety.
  10. Loosen and remove the key bed.
  11. Lay the piano down for stability.
  12. Remove the side supports.
  13. Finally, remove the piano harp.

We haul away all types of pianos

1800-GOT-JUNK TOM ready to remove your old or broken pianos
  • Grand or Baby Grand Pianos
  • Upright Pianos
  • Organs & Console Pianos
  • Digital Pianos & Keyboards
  • Parlor Pianos
  • Toy Pianos
1800-GOT-JUNK TOM ready to remove your old or broken pianos

Frequently Asked Questions

Do all 1-800-GOT-JUNK? locations accept pianos?

We are able to accept pianos at some of our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? locations. To find out if your local 1-800-GOT-JUNK? team accepts pianos, give us a call!

What are pianos made of?

Pianos are made from materials selected for their aesthetics, sound production ability, strength, and longevity. Most pianos are made of hardwood, hard maple, hard beench, sprude, or basswood. Their strings are made from steel, their keys are made from plastic, and many have cast iron frames.