Moving and Handling Dangerous Goods

Dangerous goods

Allowable Dangerous Goods

  • Household cleaners such as Ajax , Mr. Clean, Spic’n’Span
  • Nail polish, polish remover and perfume
  • Art supplies except those that are flammable, chemicals for photographic hobby

These allowable items must be packed in a carton clearly marked “Consumer Commodity – Dangerous Goods Exempt”. The carton must be pointed out to the van operator at the time of loading. You must declare that these are the only dangerous goods (as defined in the Act) that are included in your shipment; this declaration is included on your bill of lading.

Prohibited Dangerous Goods

Gases & Propellants

  • Gasoline, propane, kerosene, naphtha, lighter fluid
  • Liquefied petroleum gases of all types
  • Aerosol cans not classified as personal toiletries
  • Barbecue tanks, oxygen, helium, acetylene
  • Butane lighters
  • Fire extinguishers


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

Flammable Solids

  • Matches
  • Solid fuel & BBQ starter tablets
  • 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


  • Battery alkaline or acid (except car battery installed in a car being shipped)

Household Chemicals

  • Bleach & peroxide
  • Disinfectants
  • Cleaning fluids such as ammonia, verso, turpentine
  • Pesticides, herbicides & fumigants
  • Oven cleaner, lye or acids
  • Oil-based paints & thinners
  • Chemistry sets
  • Any flammable items

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