Piano hauling, piano removal, piano recycling: Old pianos hauled away.
- Moving? Out of time?
- Don’t know what to do with your old piano?
- Do you need some extra space and don’t need a piano that no one plays? Want to get rid of an unusued piano but don’t want it to go to the landfill?
You have come to the right place. I haul away old pianos.
You help me balance it as I put it on my truck, and it will be gone. (If you are not able to help me, I have helpers I can hire for $30-$60/hour.)
Greater Seattle area: King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County, Island County
Greater Seattle Area: – For up to 3 steps I charge $400 flat rate (plus tax) to take away your old upright piano, and $500 for a grand piano.
Outside Seattle (south of Renton, east of Sammamish, north of Everett): – The base rate to haul an upright outside of greater Seattle is $450, and $550 for a grand. Longer distances are negotiable.
For more than three steps, add $50 to the base price.
For more than ten steps, add $100.
For unusual terrain, such as hills, rough terrain, tilted slopes, extremely tight corners, tedious obstacles or severely inclement weather, add another $50.
For long distances, call to discuss options.
When my capacity is at its limit, my prices go up or you may have to wait until I have space. My indoor storage capacity is currently near its maximum limit.
Generally we pick up pianos on weekends. Call ahead to schedule.
Where do These Pianos Go:
I am a piano recycler. I can’t stand seeing pianos being thrown in the dump. I would rather have them remain functional in the world and to be used in some form.
All good, working pianos will be sold in a store in Lima, Peru, where there is an active market for pianos. We haul pianos from the greater Seattle area to a holding area until we have enough to ship to South America. When the pianos arrive there, they are repaired, displayed in a store, and delivered to new happy owners.
Locally on Whidbey, if it plays, it will be given away for free.
I would rather have these pianos played and appreciated than to watch them sit in storage or fall apart in the weather. My goal is to give new life to these period instruments and to put them back into the world again, so that they can continue to please, inspire, and enhance lives.
If it needs work, one of four things will happen to it. Ideally, it will be:
Restored and recycled into the world as a playing instrument
Given away for free as-is
Dismantled and salvaged for parts
Converted into art pieces
If you want to do this yourself:
There is one other option for your piano, and that is to turn it into something else.
Think what it could become: a piece of furniture, a work of art, or a practical useful item in your house.
For advice, options and ideas, check out this site: https://www.PianoRecycling.org.
Recently I have donated twenty pianos to schools in Cambodia, and ten pianos to schools in Viet Nam, and two pianos to Zambia. My storage place is overloaded, so I am always looking for outlets for these pianos: starving musicians, foster children beginning piano lessons, artists who would like an endless supply of piano parts, metal sculptors, and wood workers who are looking for old-growth wood and unusual pieces.
Regardless of its fate, I guarantee that your piano will not end up in a landfill.
(I do not do what happens in this NY Times article: For More Pianos, Last Note Is Thud in the Dump – NY Times.com ARTS | December 31, 1969 Video Library Player: A Requiem for Pianos O’Mara Meehan Piano Movers has been the business since 1874. The vice president, Brian O’Mara, laments the fact he has to dispose of five to ten pianos a month.)
Watch this video of what Dean does with pianos instead of dumping them: