How to Plan for Moving Non-Allowable Items

Cleaning materials Atlas can't move

Hazardous Materials

Because hazardous materials pose a threat to your household goods and to human safety, we cannot move them. So, before your possessions are packed and loaded, have a plan for giving away hazardous materials – or disposing of them safely.

Hazardous materials Atlas cannot transport:

Flammable, corrosive, or Explosive items
Car Batteries
Charcoal Lighter Fluid
Chemistry Sets
Cleaning Solvents
Darkroom Chemicals

Fire Extinguisher
Household Batteries
Lamp Oil
Liquid Bleach
Loaded Guns
Motor Oil
Nail Polish

Nail Polish Remover
Paint Thinner
Pool Chemicals
Propane Tanks
Gun 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.

Some products, such as pesticides, are extremely hazardous. They will even require special care for disposing of the container. Read the label so you know what to do.

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  • Never dump hazardous products.
  • Never burn hazardous wastes, not even in a barrel or stove. Burning may 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.
  • Mercury is a threat to 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.

The online search tool at can help you find recyclers in your community. No matter what you wish to recycle, chances are someone near you will take it.

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Contact your local Atlas Agent today!

They can help answer additional questions about
moving non-allowables.