I grew up playing a piano and as one who has moved pianos on several occasions, I will probably never move one again. I even put one on Craigslist and nobody wanted it.. They are big, expensive to maintain and move, plus if you want one you can get for free on Give- Away Sites. So what do you do with a piano?
I just got to Eco Ya
- 1900 to 1930- Nearly 365,000 were sold in 1910, according to the National Piano Manufacturers Association.
- In 2011, 41,000 were sold, along with 120,000 digital pianos and 1.1 million keyboards, according to Music Trades magazine.)
- O’Mara Meehan Piano Movers said it takes 5 to 10 pianos a month to the debris transfer site here (Source)
- Beethoven Pianos, a restorer, renter, mover and dealer in New York, has a 34,000-square-foot warehouse at the base of the Third Avenue Bridge in the Bronx, with scores of pianos awaiting disposal, said the owner, Carl Demler. “In wintertime we burn them,” he said, pointing to a round metal stove. “This one has eaten many pianos.”
- Pianos are comprised of thousands of recyclable parts including wood, brass, ivory keys can be resold, the strings can be reused
Ways to Reuse or Recycle Pianos
1.) First see if you can donate.
2.) See if you can give away
3.) Many of the old pianos have great wood, and can be reused in various projects.
4.) Steve’s Piano Service will buy and sell used Piano parts.
5.) Piano Benches can be reused as coffee tables, bedside tables.
6.) Ivory keys can be used in all sorts of artwork
7.) Piano Strings are being used in jewelry Creation See link
8.) Make a Piano Planters
18.) Piano Aquarium
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