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Wait! Don’t Pack That! Things You Should Not Take with You on Moving Day

You've set your moving date and have gathered boxes for packing. Before you go and start throwing everything into boxes, some household items can't be packed and loaded onto the moving truck. Some of these items are hazardous and need to be discarded before moving day. Other belongings like houseplants, antiques, photo albums, and food should either travel with you on the move or get thrown out on moving day.

Below is a partial list of items that you should avoid including in your move:

Close up of the tops of old, corroded batteries

Flammable Items

  • Acetone
  • Bleach
  • Charcoal briquettes
  • Cleaners
  • Gasoline
  • Insecticides
  • Kerosene
  • Motor oil
  • Paint and paint remover
  • Weed killer

Combustibles

  • Alcohols
  • Antifreeze
  • Acids
  • Batteries
  • Corrosive liquids
  • Disinfectants
  • Flame retardant

Explosive Material

  • Ammunition
  • Dynamite
  • Firearms
  • Fireworks
  • Matches
  • Propane tanks
  • Signal flares

Gasses

  • Aerosols
  • Car engine fluids
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Scuba diving tanks
  • Welding gasses

Perishables

  • Frozen and refrigerated food
  • Produce
  • Plants
  • Opened food containers

Miscellaneous

  • Antiques
  • Artwork
  • Cars
  • Contraband
  • Important documents
  • Pets
  • Photos and photo albums

How to Dispose of Hazardous Items

If you have any flammable, combustible, explosive materials, or combustible gas items, it is your responsibility to discard them before moving day. Unlike perishables, hazardous items cannot get thrown in the trash. Below is a list of places that will take and discard your hazardous household items:

1. Drop off supplies at a local hazardous waste center. Most counties in Texas have a location where you can drop off your hazardous waste items. Call the hazardous waste collection center in advance to be sure your items will be accepted.

Multiple drop-off locations around the area collect the following items:

  • Automotive fluids
  • Batteries
  • Cleaners & chemicals
  • Cooking oil
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Lawn/garden/pool chemicals
  • Light bulbs
  • Paint & painting supplies

These hazardous waste drop-off locations don’t take flammable,  combustible, or explosive items. For ammunition or explosive disposal, the Fort Worth Environmental Collection Center recommends you call 817-392-4222. Ask your local waste disposal center about when and where you can dispose of your items. Many facilities have set days and times that you can drop off your materials. Tarrant County, for example, requires you to obtain a voucher before arriving at the disposal site.

2. At-Home Pick Up. Your hazardous waste disposal center may offer at-home pick up of items not accepted at the disposal site. If this service is unavailable, they may know local companies who will send professionals to your home to pick up your hazardous household items.

3. Contact Your Local Fire and Police Departments. For the disposal of fire extinguishers and fireworks, call your local fire department. For firearms and ammunition disposal, call your local police department. Used firearms and unused ammunition can also be donated to your local shooting range. The copper pieces of shell casings can be recycled if there is no corrosion.

4. Give away or donate materials. You can give away items like paint, weed killer, lacquer, cleaners, and bleach to friends, neighbors, or nonprofit organizations that help those in need. If planning to donate unused items, call the organization beforehand to see if they will accept the items.

DFW Fireman Movers are Here to Help

While we can't dispose of your hazardous household materials, we can make your move efficient and stress-free with packing and unpacking, loading and unloading, furniture reassembly, and storage services. DFW Fireman Movers have been moving families in Tarrant County for over 12 years. Every one of our fireman movers has at least a year and a half of professional moving experience and will make your move as smooth as possible.

What sets us apart is our dedication to customer service and satisfaction. We build our business model around customer referrals. We strive to exceed expectations on every move and go to great lengths to ensure possessions are safely packed, loaded, and transported to their destination.

Properly disposing of hazardous household items and separating priceless items will make packing easier. For a complete list of hazardous materials you should get rid of before your move, contact us at DFW Fireman Movers.

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