Hazardous Materials That Movers Won’t Transport

The moving company should provide a list of all hazardous materials that can’t be loaded onto a moving truck. These materials can be given to someone who could use them. If you can’t find anyone, then dispose of them in an eco-friendly way. Check the yellow pages for waste disposal to find out how to best get rid of these materials. Some areas have hazardous waste sites or collection days. Check this page to find sites located in your area.

Here is a sample list of hazardous materials:

acids
aerosol cans
alcohol
ammunition
ammonia
antifreeze
compounds
batteries
bleach
candles
chemicals
cleaning fluids
corrosives
detergents
disinfectants
explosives
fire extinguisher
firearms
fireworks
flammable liquids
fluid
gasoline
kerosine and lighter matches
nail polish
oil oxidizers
paint thinners
poisons
primers
propane
radioactive materials
soda
solvents
varnish vinegar

In case you’re unsure of whether or not you can take something, error on the side of caution. It only makes sense that movers won’t take items such as fertilizer, lighter fluid, matches, gasoline, chemicals, and so on. Lawn mowers and string trimmers are acceptable as long as they don’t contain any gas. Food that can spoil won’t be accepted.

Federal regulations allow plants be transported if the the driving time is less than a day and the distance is less than 150 miles. Some states don’t allow plants to be moved out of state. A moving truck is not the ideal environment for plants. In most cases, giving them away or packing them in your personal vehicle makes more sense.

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