Swing Set Disposal OptionsBefore you resign yourself to getting off your property and out of your yard, you might consider giving it a little TLC. It can be a worthwhile investment, particularly if you’re going to have more children. The thing about a kids’ swing set that makes dealing with it difficult, is it’s not much different from dealing with old fitness equipment — practically no demand. And, if you don’t want to repurpose parts of it for other uses, you’ll still have a huge item to deal with.
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 is especially challenging for parents with children who are growing out of a swing set. They’re getting too old (or at least have the perception that it’s for younger kids) and this means you’ll have to dispose of it somehow. Now, this begs the question as to how to deal with a kids’ swing set. Well, there are more than just a few options available.
Swing Set Take-Down Guide Mariposa Residents can UseThe simplest way to take apart a kids backyard swing set is to hire an experienced junk hauling service that will dismantle and dispose of it for you. If you want to do it yourself, follow this swing set take-down guide:
- 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.
- Take the swing(s) off the frame. The first thing you’ll need to do is to remove the swing(s) from the frame. Put these aside so they aren’t a tripping hazard. Place any loose hardware in a plastic bag to keep it organized and together.
- 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.)