How to Get Rid of Playground Equipment: 4 Options for Removal

how to get rid of playground equipment

The old playground in your backyard provided years of fun but has seen much better days. It’s time to get rid of this weatherbeaten, probably hazardous-to-play on piece of equipment. But how do you get rid of playground equipment? It certainly won’t fit in a trash can (without some major disassembly), and you can’t exactly haul it down to the street in one piece for pick up. What do you do? Here are four options for when you’re wondering how to get rid of playground equipment.

How to Get Rid of Playground Equipment

If it’s still usable…

1. List it for Sale

If your playground equipment is still in good condition, try finding someone else who wants it. List it on places like Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, or OfferUp. You could easily make a quick $50-$100. If you have a vehicle capable of delivery and the tools to take it apart, you could also charge a delivery fee.

2. List it for Free

If you don’t care about making extra money, try listing it for free. If someone is interested, all you’d have to do is let them in your backyard; they’ll take it apart and remove it for free. You can also try contacting local daycare centers to see if they want it and would pick it up.

If it’s unusable…

3. Take It Apart & Recycle

No takers for a free or low price playground equipment? You could take it apart and recycle it yourself, as long as you have the proper tools. Reuse the wood from the playground in other projects if you can. Then recycle or properly dispose of everything else. Call your local transfer station before heading over to find out if the materials need to be separated for them to be accepted.

4. Hire a Local Junk Removal Company

If you’re looking for hassle free, hands off, quick removal of your old playground equipment, hiring a local junk removal company, like Moving U & Junk U, is your best option. We’ll dismantle the old playground equipment and quickly remove it so you can enjoy the extra space in your backyard.

3 Steps For Quick & Easy Playground Equipment Removal:

  • Get Your Price

    Our all inclusive pricing is volume based. We’ll give you an estimate for your playground equipment removal ahead of time so you know what to expect on the day of your pick up.

  • Schedule Your Playground Equipment Removal

    We know you probably want this playground equipment removed as soon as possible, so we’ll always try to accommodate with same or next day service. But even if you’re planning removal for a month from now, give us a call, text, or email. We’ll schedule your playground equipment removal so you don’t have to worry about it.

  • Say Goodbye To Your Old Playground Equipment

    Our friendly removal crew will give you a call half an hour before your arrival window to let you know what time you should expect them. Your crew will arrive prepared with all the tools they’ll need to take apart the playground. Once your old playground equipment is dismantled, they’ll remove the remaining pieces. They’ll tidy everything up so you won’t even know a playground was once there. You won’t have to lift a finger (except maybe to show us where the playground equipment is located).

Bonus Step:

While we’re there, if you have anything else you need removed like a mattresssofaTVold paintapplianceweight benchtreadmill, dining set, piano, or old carpet, we can haul that away with the playground equipment as well.

Ready to get your playground equipment removal estimate? Give us a call or text at 484-301-2442 or email us at

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