When it comes to removing a stump, there are several ways to go about it. The first way to do it is by far the hardest, but also the safest. It consists of systematically digging the stump out of the ground. Using a shovel, dig up around the roots to expose as much of them as possible. Then using a saw or loppers, cut the roots to dislodge the stump from the dirt. Remove as much of the root matter as possible, take out the stump, and fill in the hole with dirt.
The second and probably easiest way to get it done is to go to a local nursery and buy a prepackaged solution containing potassium nitrate. This will speed up the rotting process of the stump, making it easier to remove in 4-6 weeks. The downside of this process, besides the amount of time it takes to work, is that it can pose as a health risk to children and animals if they come in contact with it. After 4-6 weeks, the stump should have degraded into a spongy consistency, at which point you can easily take it apart and remove it.
The final solution is to create a fire pit around the stump. Make sure you clear away any flammable brush, creating an open fire pit around the stump. Arrange chopped wood around the stump, so that the stump is in the middle of the fire. It will take a few hours for the stump to light, and eventually burn down. Once it is done burning, remove the burnt debris, and the job is done!