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How To Move or Dispose of Non-allowable Items

What are non-allowable?

When you go to new places with J.W. Cole & Sons of Florida Inc., you are served by one of the world’s most experienced and trusted names in moving. We are committed to making your move successful, and safety is a priority. When you move with an experienced, efficient company like J.W. Cole & Sons of Florida Inc.the local agent Atlas in Fort Myers, FL, you leave the hard work to the moving professionals. However, there are certain items movers can’t bring in their trucks. Contact J.W. Cole & Sons of Florida Inc., a local Atlas mover today to learn more about what’s allowed on our trucks and to set up your move.

Before you move, you should understand how J.W. Cole & Sons of Florida Inc. regards “non-allowable” items.

Essentially, these fall into three categories:

1. Items we cannot move.

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J.W. Cole & Sons of Florida Inc. cannot move hazardous materials.

Because hazardous materials pose a threat to your household goods and to human safety, we cannot move them. So, before your possessions are packed and loaded, have a plan for giving away hazardous materials – or disposing of them safely. 

What are hazardous materials?

These are dangerous or flammable materials that J.W. Cole & Sons of Florida Inc. will not transport.

Safe disposal of hazardous materials

How can you safely get rid of your leftover products? You may give them to a friend or neighbor who will use them, or take the products to a collection point for hazardous waste in your community. Your local or state health department can tell you where it is.

Online directories like Earth911 can help you find ways to recycle within your community.

Some products, such as pesticides, are extremely hazardous. They will even require special care for disposing of the container. Read the labels so you know what to do for each product.

2. Items we will not move, except under special circumstances.

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J.W. Cole & Sons of Florida Inc. can not transport perishables. 

In General, J.W. Cole & Sons of Florida Inc. does not transport materials that may die or spoil during transit. These include:

A few exceptions...

J.W. Cole & Sons of Florida Inc., your local Atlas mover in Fort Myers, FL may consider taking some perishable items under certain, very specific conditions. Ask about special arrangements for perishables if they:

3. Items you should move yourself.

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Keep personal or sentimental items with you.

J.W. Cole & Sons of Florida Inc. can transport your personal or sentimental items, but it’s best if you take them. This is especially true for anything that cannot be replaced. Should your shipment encounter unforeseen problems, you won’t have to worry.

What should I take with me when I move?

Consider packing and taking these personal items with you during your move: 

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