PIANOCYCLE, a Minnesota based Public Benefit Company, relocates, reuses, and recycles acoustic pianos in the Twin Cities area. We plan to expand to other US markets in the coming years.
Rates for piano upcycle/recycle start at $199 for small upright pianos. Rates increase for large uprights, grands, moves with interior stairs, and distances greater than 20 miles from Minneapolis. Please call/text/email for a free quote. (Newell, 651-343-4703, firstname.lastname@example.org)
PIANOCYCLE attempts to place your piano with local families for free if your piano still works and holds a tune. If a home cannot be found, the metal from your piano will be responsibly recycled and the wood will be upcycled for various creative projects.
Below are some recent pics:
When pianos no longer work or we are not able to place them in homes or schools, we responsibly recycle the metal and upcycle the wood.
Here are some pictures of that process:
Donovan, an independent contractor that we call a "KEY PARTNER", shows how he removes pins from the recycled pianos...
Donovan going through some of the upcycled wood. This wood will be used by local carpenters and artists to make shelves, tables, and a variety of other creative projects.
Cast iron harps en route to the metal recycler...
Some creative ways that upcycled wood/material from pianos can be used: