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Piano removal and disposal Melbourne Victoria

Piano & Organ Removal And Disposal




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When It’s Time To Say Goodbye To That Old Piano, Call The Piano Removal And Disposal True Experts Popeye Rubbish Removal 
And Let Us Do The Heavy Lifting All You Need To Do Is Point Your Finger At Your Old Piano And We Will Take The Piano Way

Please Call 03 9041 9299 OR 0434-799-499 to chat with a Rubbish Expert, For a fast guaranteed price quote for your piano removal.

Remember how hard it was to get your piano into your house? Trust us, removing it won’t be any easier!

That’s where we come in.


Do you have a piano that hasn’t been played in years, is more of an unwanted decoration, or maybe  just “came with the house”?  Whatever the case may be, when you’re ready to get rid of it, we’re here to help!


Let our team of professionally trained and fully insured crew members navigate your heavy, bulky piano or organ out of your home and out of your mind.

We’re familiar with all of Melbourne’s challenges when it comes to piano removal.  Whether it’s an upright, organ, player, baby grand, or grand piano, our Junk Removal Specialists will remove it quickly and safely.


Even if it’s in the second floor or the attic, we will make sure your piano is removed with special care so that nothing is dented or scratched on the way out. We will also do everything we can to have it reused or recycled in the most eco-friendly way possible.

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Removing a piano from Lysterfield
Some tips for you how to get read of your piano

Piano Disposal – Ultimate Guide to Disposal and Dismantling

1 September 2021


Piano disposal can be tricky due to the instrument’s sheer size and weight, but we’ve created a guide on everything you need to know about piano disposal and dismantling.  So, if you’ve decided the piano isn’t for you, this is the guide for you.

This guide covers:

  1. How to dispose of a piano

  2. How to dismantle a piano

  3. Piano reuse options

  4. Piano disposal near me – will a Man & Van remove my piano?

  5. Are pianos included in council bulky waste collections?

  6. Can I take my piano to the tip?

  7. How much is piano disposal? – A price comparison


1. How to dispose of a piano

Your piano disposal options largely depend on how reusable your piano is and if you have the means to transport a piano.  If you have a piano you no longer want, you have the following options to consider:  selling/donating your piano, using a waste contractor for the disposal, using the council’s bulky waste service or taking it to the tip.


2. How to dismantle a piano

Transporting a piano can be difficult due to its size, which is why it’s sometimes a good idea to dismantle the piano first for easy transport.  However, this option is only good if you’re not hoping to reuse the piano, as taking it apart will most likely damage some of the pieces.

How to take a piano apart:

  1. Open the piano keys lid and take off the piano desk.  The piano desk is removed every time the piano is tuned, so it should be easy to lift.

  2. Unscrew the piano keys’ lid.

  3. Unscrew the key stop rail – this is the bit of wood that keeps the keys in place.

  4. Remove the keys by simply pulling them up.

  5. After that, you’ll need to get on the floor and remove the screws which are underneath where the keys were – this will let you take off the key slip and the lower front board to expose the strings and pedals underneath.

  6. Unscrew the pedal mechanisms.

  7. Remove the piano side supports.  The easiest way to do this is with the piano lying on its back.  The frame is held in place with screws, so you’ll need to remove them and then pull the side planks off.

  8. Finally, remove the screws and bolts attaching the harp to the piano body.  Remove all screws you see.

Here’s a great YouTube video that shows the process.


3. Piano reuse options

Selling or donating your piano can be tricky. Chances are you won’t get much for your piano unless it’s a Steinmann or Bechstein. Unfortunately, old pianos are money pits and now cost more to restore than buy a new one. So, this means people would usually rather buy new than buy your old piano.

There’s also the added problem of transport – due to the sheer size and weight of the piano, they’re also hard for people to come and collect unless they have a van. This means you might have difficulty trying to donate or sell your piano, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible, and it’s still worth a try before sending it off for disposal.

However, if you want to go down the donation route, you could ask local schools or theatre groups if they’d like it. As pianos can be costly if it is working order, this is a great option. Alternatively, you could offer it on online sites such as Freegle or Freecycle or try Piano Adoption – the world’s largest free piano adoption site.


4. Piano disposal service near me 

If you want a piano disposal service near you, try a Man & Van waste contractor. Most man and van contractors drive light goods vehicles and can take about 1.0-1.5 tonnes of waste.  Smaller pianos normally weigh around 180 – 270kg and ran pianos can weigh up to half a tonne. So, as long as the collector has the capacity in the van for the piano, they should be more than happy to take it.

The best advice is to get quotes from a few local contractors, or alternatively, you could list your piano on the LoveJunk marketplace. All you need to do is set a price you’re happy to pay for the rubbish removal and wait for a local, licensed contractor to accept the job. Simple!


5. Can the council collect my piano?

Some council’s bulky waste collections accept pianos, but many do not unless the piano is already broken up and therefore not able to be recycled.

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Old piano removal and disposal
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How Piano Removal Works:

Piano removals are some of our favorite jobs because we’re confident that, from an expertise standpoint, you’re getting the best value.

We can haul away any piano in less than an afternoon! 

Our rubbish removal professionals are familiar with various types of pianos and the proper way to remove them, even if some disassembly is required.  Our crew is able quickly and safely disassemble the pianos when needed. 


We’ll even clean up after we are done like we were never there! We always try our best to keep pianos intact, but for some jobs it’s safer for the rest of your property (walls, doors, and other furniture) to remove the old piano piece by piece. 

When we’re done and you’ve approved of the job, we can take payment on our tablets with cash, credit, or check and you can enjoy your new space!

Want to know how much it will cost to get rid of your piano? Request a free, no-obligation quote from Popeye Rubbish Removal.

Types of Musical Instruments We Remove

  • Upright Pianos

  • Baby Grand Pianos

  • Electric Pianos

  • Electric Organs

  • Keyboards

  • Drum Sets

our team removing a piano from a Customer

Schedule your piano removal and disposal today. Just call 0434-799-499 or Book Online. Our professional crew will schedule a time that works for you to haul it away. We also have years of experience with recycling all kinds of items and materials and will make sure your piano disposal is eco-friendly.

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