What to Throw Away When Moving
When you move with an experienced, efficient company like Ace Relocation, you leave the hard work to the moving professionals.
We are committed to making your move successful, and safety is a priority. As such, there are certain items movers can’t bring in their trucks or transport safely. These items will need to be thrown away or disposed of safely. We’ve compiled a list of items on the “no transport list” to help keep you and our drivers safe.
- Car Batteries
- Charcoal lighter fluid
- Chemistry sets
- Cleaning solvents
- Darkroom chemicals
- Flammable, corrosive, or Explosive items
- Fire extinguisher
- Household batteries
- Lamp oil
- Liquid bleach
- Loaded guns
- Motor oil
- Nail polish
- Nail polish remover
- Paint thinner
- Pool chemicals
- Propane tanks
- Reloading supplies
- Scuba tanks
- Weed killer
SAFE DISPOSAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
How can you safely get rid of your leftover products? You may give them to a friend or neighbor who will use them, or take the products to a collection point for hazardous waste in your community. Your local or state health department can tell you where it is.
Online directories like Earth911 can help you find ways to recycle within your community.
Some products, such as pesticides, are extremely hazardous. They will even require special care for disposing of the container. Read the labels so you know what to do for each product.
- Never dump hazardous products.
- Never burn hazardous wastes, not even in a barrel or stove. Burning can cause toxic gases and make hazardous ash and smoke.
- Recycle used motor oil and antifreeze. Many auto service centers and auto parts stores will accept used motor oil or antifreeze, or both.
- Call to dispose of mercury, a threat to your health. Fluorescent light bulbs, thermometers, thermostats, and blood pressure meters all contain mercury. Call your local trash department or health department to find out where you can recycle these products.
In General, Ace Relocation does not transport materials that may die or spoil during transit. These include:
- Food (fresh, frozen, refrigerated, or opened food products)
- Plants (read “How To Move House Plants“).
A FEW EXCEPTIONS…
Your local Ace mover may consider taking some perishable items under certain, very specific conditions. Ask about special arrangements for perishables if they:
- Are properly packed
- Require no servicing in transit
- Will travel fewer than 150 miles
- Will be delivered within 24 hours of pickup
After you empty your refrigerators and freezers of food, keep the doors open at least 24 hours before moving to prevent mold.