DIY Swing Set Disposal ChallengesSwing 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 YourselfThis 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.
North Port Swing Set RemovalNow, onto the swing set removal steps. This doesn’t require special skill (as does the disposal) but, you do need to be handy with some common household tools. Here’s how to take apart a swing set or go about a DIY swing set disposal:
- Clear the area. Always clear the area when you’re working with a large piece like this one. This is no place for children and pets. And, it’s also a good idea to ensure there are no tripping hazards about. Then, dedicate a space to put the components — which can accommodate the size.
- 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.
- Lubricate and loosen the bolts. Most likely, you’ll need to lubricate the nuts and bolts to loosen them in order to take the swing apart. Spray them with lubricant, let it work, and then begin to dismantle it.
- Remove the swing. If you can loosen the bolts, do so and then, carefully remove the swing. (Have at least a couple of people help out so it isn’t so awkward.) Set the swing aside and out of the way.
- 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.