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Preparing To Move? Load These Items In Your Car At The Last Minute

Did you know that Federal law prohibits moving companies from transporting hazardous materials?

There are other items, too, besides hazardous materials that moving companies generally will not load in their trucks.  Be prepared to transport your own house plants, perishable food items, and possibly some lawn and pool equipment.

The following list of items are defined as 'hazardous.  You will need to either dispose of them properly, leave them for the new owners (with their approval, of course), or transport them in your own vehicle:

  • Propane tanks
  • Gasoline cans
  • Ammunition of any kind
  • Car batteries
  • Charcoal
  • Darkroom chemicals
  • Batteries
  • Nail polish
  • Scuba tanks
  • Liquid bleach
  • Pesticides, weed killer, and all other potentially hazardous chemicals

If a moving company will transport lawn mowers and equipment with gas tanks, they will require that they are emptied of fuel.  

Different moving companies have different rules on what they will and will not transport.  Check with your moving company well in advance so you are not faced with unpleasant surprises on moving day.