How to Get Rid of a Swing Set

Maybe the kids have gotten older and no longer have any use for their swing set. Or maybe it’s time to upgrade. Whatever the reason for wanting to get rid of a swing set, there are a lot of great options available to you.


How to Dispose of a Swing Set

1. Sell It

If the swing set is in good condition, other parents will be keen on picking it up at a good price. Here are a couple of tips to get it sold fast.

  • List on the right platform- Craigslist is great, so is Facebook marketplace. List it on one or both services.
  • Link to the product- If you bought it on Amazon, Wal-Mart, Target, or wherever, put a link to the product in the description. People can see the value of the swing and read the original product listing. This helps affirm the value and why it’s a good deal.
  • Take a few great pictures- This helps people know exactly what they are getting. You don’t want to have someone come all the way out to your house, only for them to discover that it’s not in the condition that they thought it would be in. There’s someone out there that will take it in any condition at the right price.


2. Give it Away

Offer it to family first. You don’t want to have to explain to them that you gave away a swing set that they would have happily taken off your hands.

If you have a lot of young children in your neighborhood, just put up a few flyers indicating that there is a free swing set available in the neighborhood. Someone will come by and grab it.

You can call local daycares or churches and tell them that you have it. They may be happy to come and take it from you.



Swing Disposal


A SAWZALL will cut through most swing sets like a hot knife through butter. If it is in a condition that leaves it undesirable to people who might want to give it a second life, this is a great option.

Swing sets might be huge, but once you cut them up, they’ll usually make it out in a few trash days or less.


4. Junk Company

A local junk company will come and take it from you for a nominal fee.