Prohibited Items

Prohibited Items

Before your things are packed and loaded, please take some time to look over the items that we cannot put on a truck or in a container. Hazardous and perishable materials are not allowed, and we recommend that you keep sentimental or personally important items with you.

Hazardous Materials

• Aerosol Cans
• Ammonia
• Ammunition
• Car Batteries
• Charcoal/Lighter Fluid
• Chemistry Sets
• Cleaning Solvents
• Darkroom Chemicals
• Fertilizer
• Fire Extinguishers
• Fireworks
• Fuels/Oils
• Household Batteries
• Kerosene
• Liquid Bleach
• Loaded Guns
• Matches
• Nail Polish
• Paint Thinners
• Paints/Varnishes
• Pesticides
• Poisons
• Pool Chemicals
• Propane Tanks
• Sterno Fuel
• Weed Killer

Perishables

• Food without Adequate Preservation
• Frozen Food
• Open or Half-Used Foods
• Plants
• Produce
• 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.

NOTE: You should empty your refrigerators and freezers and keep appliance doors open for at least 24 hours in advance of loading. This will allow appliances to dry out and prevent the growth of mold.

Personal Importance/
Sentimental Value

• Address Books
• Airline Tickets
• Car Titles
• Cash
• Cell Phones
• Checkbooks
• Computer Data Files/Backups
• Family Photographs/Photo Albums
• Financial Documents (Stocks, Bonds,
CDs, IRAs, Deeds, Tax Records)
• Home Videos
• Insurance Policies
• Jewelry and Furs
• Keys (Car, Furniture, New Home)
• Laptop Computers
• Medical/Dental Records
• New Home Documents
• Prescription Medicine
• Professional Files/Research Projects
• School Records

If you are unsure of how dispose of items that are not allowed in your shipment, United recommends visiting earth911.com to help you find appropriate recycling centers in your neighborhood.