Handling Dangerous Goods


As a matter of public safety, governments at all levels have passed legislation restricting the transportation of dangerous goods. Under the “Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act” we are prohibited by law from shipping these items. With this in mind, we would like to remind you for all owner packed boxes, crates, etc. it is your responsibility to ensure NO DANGEROUS GOODS are being transported.

In order to prepare you in advance; we have developed the following lists of dangerous household commodities including, but not limited to;

Prohibited Dangerous Items

Gases & Propellants

  • Gasoline, propane, kerosene, naphtha, lighter fluid
  • Liquefied petroleum gases of all types
  • Aerosol cans
  • Tanks of compressed gases such as barbecue tanks, oxygen, helium, acetylene (except scuba tanks providing tank is emptied, pressure valve is removed and dust cap is installed)
  • Butane lighters
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Explosives

  • Ammunition
  • Fireworks
  • Flares
  • Blasting caps
  • Industrial explosives
  • Detonation devices
  • Flammable Solids

  • Matches
  • Solid fuel, BBQ starter tablets & charcoal briquettes
  • Sterno
  • Hay, straw, wood chips
  • Oily rags
  • Yard & Gardening Supplies

  • Pesticides containing a base of arsenic, strychnine or cyanide
  • Fertilizers containing ammonium nitrate
  • Pool chemicals
  • Chlorine
  • Wood preservatives
  • Gas Cans
  • Corrosives

  • Battery alkaline or acid, wet or dry
  • Household Chemicals

  • Bleach & peroxide
  • Disinfectants
  • Household cleaners such as Ajax , Mr. Clean, Spic’n’Span
  • Cleaning fluids such as ammonia, verso, turpentine, drain cleaners
  • Pesticides, herbicides & fumigants
  • Oven cleaner, lye or acids
  • Nail polish, polish remover and perfume
  • Chemicals for photographic hobby
  • Oil-based paints & thinners
  • Wood oil stains & varnishes
  • Glues & adhesives
  • Chemistry sets
  • Any flammable items
  • For those items which we cannot ship, it will be your responsibility to dispose of them before you move. Most municipal landfill sites have the facilities to handle dangerous goods.

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