Backyard Swing Set DisposalBackyard swing set disposal is a real challenge, nearly regardless of its condition. Since these play amenities are constructed with metal, wood, and plastic, all the materials must go to the proper destination. For instance, the metal and plastic might or might not be candidates for recycling — the same goes for the wood. But, since it’s so large and has various materials, you’ll need to schedule junk removal.
While your swing set may provide many years of entertainment, a time will come when you need to take it down. This can be because of several different reasons. There are several different steps involved in removing a swing set from your yard. —Do It Yourself.comThis way, it’s all done for you so you don’t have to worry about what goes where. Not to mention the fact that if you don’t have a truck and/or trailer, that’s another factor that comes into play. Of course, you’ve got to take it apart first, which will require at least one set of helping hands and some common hand tools.
Emeryville Backyard Swing Set Dismantle GuideWhen you’re ready to dismantle a backyard swing set, you’ll need a drill-driver, ratchet, pry bar, ladder, work gloves, and safety glasses. Next, clear the area where it stands and be sure to keep kids and pets away while you’re working. If you have the assembly manual, you can simply follow it in reverse. But, if you don’t, here’s an overview of the backyard swing set dismantle process:
- Remove the accessories. If there are any little parts, like a toy telescope or other embellishments, take these off first. Put them aside, out of the way so you don’t trip over them as you work.
- Unfasten the play components. Next, unfasten the play components, including the swings, chains, slide, and so on. You’ll like need assistance with this stage so you can work with little interruption.
- Dismantle the entire frame. Now, take apart the frame itself using a drill-driver and/or ratchet. Exercise caution as these support parts are heavy and awkward to work with.
- Separate the materials as you go. As you go through the dismantling process, separate the various materials and group them together. (Put the wood components together, metals in another pile, and plastics in their own pile.)