Recycle a musical instrument

Recycle a musical instrument
If you have a musical instrument gathering dust in the attic, garage or spare room, please consider recycling it rather than throwing it away.

There are a number of projects running around the county that recycle and repurpose instruments so that they can be used, and loved again, by others.

Play it Again: Fingal County Council Instruments Project

Fingal County Council runs Play it Again, a project to clean and mend instruments handed in at their recycling centres in Swords and Coolmine. Newly fixed-up instruments are then re-distributed to organisations such as centres for autism, addiction and rehabilitation. Fingal will accept all sorts of instruments, from guitars, ukuleles, drums, violins, keyboards, electric guitars and more, right down to small practice amps, cables, and any other musical equipment.

Musical Youth Foundation Instrument Bank

The Musical Youth Foundation operates an Instrument Bank to re-home unwanted instruments with children across Ireland. Supported by Bank of Ireland, Musical Youth Foundation has already provided hundreds of instruments to vulnerable children around Ireland.

Visionaries School of the Arts

The Visionaries School of the Arts is a quality of life initiative that offers a unique learning environment specifically designed for people who are visually impaired and blind. The School’s ethos emphasises enrichment through engagement with the arts as a way of exploring and expressing one’s unique creativity. Visionaries Music School welcomes donations of reasonable quality musical instruments and currently offers classes in piano, guitar, clarinet, tin whistle and flute.

The Virtual Music School For People With Disabilities

The Virtual Music School provides subsidised online music tuition for anyone with a disability. The school welcomes donations of reasonable quality musical instruments. For further details please contact Peter Gorey at 086-8150145 or at the link below.

Charity Shops

Many charity shops will gladly accept donations of musical instruments in good working condition, so it’s always worth checking out the options before throwing a musical instrument away.

If you run an instrument recycling project that you’d like us to list here, please contact Mel Wright at