United Van Lines/S&M Moving Systems is Dedicated to Safe Moving, which means that some items may be prohibited on our moving trucks. In order to keep our crews and your belongings safe, we ask that you refrain from packing the following items during your move:

Prohibited Items

“United will not transport hazardous items, including explosives, flammable gases and toxic substances, or other items on United’s Non-allowable List. Keep in mind that these hazardous items must be disposed of properly to comply with federal, state and local laws and to protect the environment. Contact your city or county for where to dispose of these items.

The following items cannot be included in your shipment(*).

  • Batteries,  alkaline  &  lead-acid  (automobile)
  • Household cleaning products
  • Corrosive chemicals or poisons
  • Lawn and garden chemicals
  • Flammables and explosives
  • Live animals or plants
  • Gas and oil products
  • Compressed gas cylinders
  • Wax candles
  • Illegal items or substances
  • Ammunition including gunpowder
  • Other items may be prohibited at United’s discretion.

Moving Tip: You may find you no longer need these materials or consider replacing these items once you’ve moved into your new house.

Read more here: http://www.unitedvanlines.com/tips/moving-packing-tips/moving-checklists/non-allowable-checklist