Non-Allowable Checklist

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Check Questionable Items with Your United Agent to Ensure Safety

Hazardous items that pose a potential threat to the health and safety of United movers (i.e. explosives, flammable gases and toxic substances) should not be packed into your shipment.

If you have questions about the suitability of an individual household item, feel free to ask your move coordinator. Some items may be permitted only with proper packaging and labelling.

Hazardous Items:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Ammonia
  • Ammunition
  • Car batteries
  • Charcoal/lighter fluid
  • Charged scuba tanks
  • Chemistry sets
  • Cleaning solvents
  • Darkroom chemicals
  • Fertilizer
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fireworks
  • Fuels/oils
  • Household batteries
  • Kerosene
  • Liquid bleach
  • Loaded guns
  • Matches
  • Nail polish/remover
  • Paint thinners
  • Paints/varnishes
  • Pesticides
  • Poisons
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Sterno fuel
  • Weed killer


Perishable items*:

Food without adequate preservation
Frozen food
Open or half-used foods
Refrigerated foods

*If you are moving less than 150 miles and your items will be delivered within 24 hours of pickup, agents may agree to transport perishables that are properly packed and require no servicing in transit.

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