Inadmissible and Non-Protected Items

When you move with King’s Transfer Van Lines, you are served by one of Canada’s most experienced and trusted names in moving.  We are committed to making your move successful, and safety is one of our priorities.

Before you move, you should understand how King’s Transfer regards “non-allowable” items.

Essentially, these fall into three categories:

  • Items we cannot move (hazardous materials)
  • Items we will not move, except under special circumstances
  • Items you should move yourself

Please use this guide to understand the differences in items, and what you should know about them to avoid unpleasant surprises on moving day!

Hazardous Materials

Because hazardous materials pose a threat to your household goods and to peoples’ safety, we cannot move them.  Therefore, before your possessions are packed and loaded into the moving van, plan for giving away hazardous materials – or disposing of them safely.

Hazardous materials King’s Transfer Van Lines cannot transport:

  • Acids
  • Liquid Bleach
  • Aerosols
  • Ammonia
  • Matches
  • Ammunition
  • Motor Oil
  • Car Batteries
  • Nail Polish
  • Charcoal
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Charcoal Lighter Fluid
  • Paint Thinner
  • Chemistry Sets
  • Paints
  • Cleaning Solvents
  • Pesticides
  • Darkroom Chemicals
  • Poisons
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Fireworks
  • Propane Tanks
  • Flammable, corrosive, or explosive items
  • Gasoline
  • Scuba Tanks
  • Gun Reloading Supplies
  • Sterno®
  • Household Batteries
  • Weed Killer
  • Kerosene
  • Lamp Oil
  • Loaded Guns
  • Matches
  • Hoverboards
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Safe Disposal of Hazardous Materials

How can you safely get rid of your leftover products?

You may give them to a friend or neighbour who will use them.  Or take the products to a collection point for hazardous waste in your community. Your local or provincial 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.

  • 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.


King’s Transfer does not transport materials that may die or spoil during transit.  These include; food items (fresh, frozen, refrigerated, or opened food products); and indoor or outdoor plants.

After you empty your refrigerators and freezers, keep the doors of your open at least 24 hours before they are loaded onto the truck.  This will allow them to dry out, and it will help prevent the growth of mold.  Load all your food stuffs and perishables in a bin clearly labelled with MOVE FOR HUNGER™.   Ask about our local program to fight hunger!

Personal or Sentimental Items

King’s Transfer can transport your personal or sentimental items, but it’s best if you take them with you. This is especially true for anything that cannot be replaced.  Should your shipment encounter unforeseen problems, you won’t have to worry. Consider keeping these important things with you:

  • Address Books
  • Jewelry
  • Airline Tickets
  • Keys to furniture, safe, home
  • Car Keys
  • Laptop Computers
  • Car Titles
  • Medical & Dental Records
  • Cash
  • Medicine
  • Cell Phones
  • Photographs, Photo Albums
  • Certificates of Deposit
  • Professional Files (attorney, accountant, physician)
  • Checkbooks
  • IRAs/Deeds/Tax Records
  • Financial Documents
  • School Records
  • Insurance Policies
  • Sterling Silver
  • Research Projects
  • Stocks/Bonds

Every day, King’s Transfer helps people go new places ®.  We want your move to be a success. If you have any questions about what we can and cannot move, please talk to your King’s representative