Do not pack any of these Hazardous Materials Do not pack any of these Before you start packing it is important that you understand which items cannot be shipped because they represent a hazard or are perishable.
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Hazardous Materials - Flammable, corrosive or explosive - Do not pack any of these

Hazardous Materials - Flammable, corrosive or explosive - Do not pack any of these

Hazardous Materials

Flammable, corrosive or explosive - Do not pack any of these Before you start packing it is important that you understand which items cannot be shipped because they represent a hazard or are perishable. Listed below are some common non-allowable items that you will need to address prior to your pack and load dates. Anything that might break open and leak is not something you want to clean up when you are un packing. Watch out for old containers that are brittle from age. If you have questions about what cannot be included, simply contact your Moving Company for information. Some items may be allowed only with specific packaging and labeling.

  • Aerosol Cans
  • Matches
  • Ammonia
  • Fertilizers
  • Fireworks
  • Charcoal
  • Pesticides
  • Poison or Insecticides
  • Butane
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Fuel - Gas or Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Motor Oils
  • Weed Poisons - Herbicides
  • Ammunition
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Liquid Bleach
  • Lamp Oils
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Signal Flares
  • Chemistry Sets
  • Car Batteries
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Paint Removers
  • Cleaning Solvents
  • Household Batteries
  • Varnish Removers
  • Film Cleaner
  • Liquid Darkroom Chemicals
  • Automobile Airbags
  • Charcoal Lighter Fluids
  • Anti-Freeze Compounds
  • Charged Scuba Diving Tanks
  • Nail Polish & Removers (Acetone)
  • Paints (latex & oil-based)
  • Sterno - Cooking Fuels
  • Propane / Propane Tanks
  • Glues / Spray Adhesives
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • White Gas / Camping Fuel
  • Paint Thinner & Turpentine
  • Varnish or Polyurathane
  • Flea collars / Flea Sprays
  • Any type of Loaded Weapons
  • Any item known to be Toxic
  • Any item known to be Infectious
  • Any item known to be Radioactive
  • Any container used to hold any class of fuel or oil.

Power equipment with fuel is considered flammable, but once emptied properly, is safe to move. Motorcycles, lawn mowers and any other item with a gas tank must be drained of fuel at least 24 hours before loading. We suggest you may want to wrap equipment with poly film or bubble for protection.

When disposing of corrosive materials, try to use it up first, or give to someone. You can always take it to a household hazardous waste collection program in your city for proper disposal. Check with your local dump or public works.

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Hazardous Materials

Flowers and Plants.

Plants do not take well to traveling. Consider giving your plants to a charity or friends if you are moving from one state to another. Some state laws prohibit the moving of houseplants. Other items, such as alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, liquor), are not considered hazardous but might be prohibited and boxes displaying such markings are also prohibited. If you are not sure about something ask your shippers rep when they show up to do your personal inventory.

Hazardous Materials

Perishables – Food and Plants Living things that may die or spoil in transit
  • Plants
  • Produce
  • Frozen Food
  • Refrigerated Food
  • Open Food - Bags or Cans
  • Pets - Turtles - Ant Farms

Food is better left behind. You cannot transport food or perishables via moving carrier. However for shipments moving less than 150 miles and delivered within 24 hours of pickup, agents may agree to transport perishables that are properly packed and require no servicing in transit. In that situation we suggest using insulated shipping boxes and freezer gel packs for perishables. There are some gel packs called Refreezer Brix and they stay refrigerator cold for up to 14 days in an insulated container.

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Links - Hazardous Materials

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UPS - United Parcel Service Hazardous Material Links

Hazardous Materials Support Center: 1-800-554-9964

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Fed-Ex - Hazardous Material Links

FedEx Ground accepts certain classes and divisions of hazardous materials for transport. Before you ship, please refer to the following links to ensure your packages contain accepted hazardous materials and are identified correctly.

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Other sources of information on Hazardous Materials

If you are unsure whether a material is considered hazardous or is prohibited, please contact 1-800-ASK-USPS or your local Business Mail Entry Unit.

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Article Posted: 07/30/2019 11:28:20 AM

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