Suggestions on what to do with decrepit sandbox

When I bought my house 7 years ago there was a sandbox in the backyard, maybe 8 x 8, with pressure treated wood holding about 300 pounds of sand. I have no kids, and the sandbox quickly turned into a place where stray cats shit and weeds grow.
What can I do with it? Getting rid of it would be a major ballbreaker - maybe fill it with 6 inches of topsoil and grow vegatables, flowers? Plant a tree in it? Any ideas to take care of the eyesore without spending a fortune wound be appreciated.
I dont want to blue tarp the thing again.
Thanks,
Bluesman
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snipped-for-privacy@netscape.net (Bluesman) wrote:

I use mine to start trees & plants
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Pressure treated wood with CCA is poisoness when burned and possibly Vegetables will absorb this poison.
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snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (m Ransley) wrote:

No problem when starting trees. Even vegetables would not be a problem when starting them as long as you moved them elsewhere for production. I doubt much poison would still be leaching out after 10 years.
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Suggestion: Demolish it; disposing of the wood in an approved fashion or use wood as pressure treated fence posts. Rake/spread the sand etc, around the garden/lawn etc. Is it not sand that they use on golf greens to level, fill in holes and dips etc.? Could add a small amount of fertiliizer and possibly lime if required at same time?.
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Mix in a couple bags of portland cement, shovel out a depression, hose the whole thing down. When it cures, fill it up with water and add Koi.
Cats need to eat, too, you know.
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snipped-for-privacy@netscape.net (Bluesman) wrote in message

Get rid of it. I don't understand the 'ball breaker' problem. A few minutes with a bar and hammer or sledge will dismantle the PT lumber then a few more with a shovel to spread the sand in the general area. Probably has a floor of some kind which can then just be picked up. The only major problem is disposing properly of the PT lumber.
Harry K
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