Combustible, Flammable, Hazardous or Toxic Materials
Do not store. Considered inherently dangerous, these include gasoline, compressed gas, propane tanks, kerosene, lamp and motor oil, acid, grease, corrosives, fertilizer, paint, cleaners, chemicals, narcotics, or hazardous, toxic or biological waste. Asbestos or products containing asbestos are not allowed. You also cannot store fireworks, explosives, weapons or ammunition.
If you work in construction, it can be convenient to stop by the storage unit on the way to the site and pick up the equipment you need. However, please check with the self-storage facility before planning to store any construction equipment. Some equipment, for example, equipment used to locate underground water, is prohibited.
Medical/Pharmaceutical Supplies & Equipment
If you are a sales representative, you may find a self-storage unit a convenient place to manage medical supplies and pharmaceutical samples. It is a useful way to keep your products organized and easily accessible without cluttering up your office or filling your car trunk. While most supplies are acceptable, radioactive equipment, or anything that contains radioactive materials, cannot legally be stored.
Perishable Food and Animal Products
Canned foods can be stored in storage units, but perishable food products such as cereals, produce, or meats are not allowed. These may spoil or attract pests.
Vehicles & Tires
Storing vehicles is generally acceptable, as long as they are registered, insured and in operational condition. Most facilities will not let you store more than four tires in your self-storage unit because of the cost to dispose of them.
Miscellaneous Prohibited Items
Any animals or plants, alive or dead, cannot be stored. Nor can any stolen items. People are not allowed to plug in or use refrigerators, freezers, generators, space heaters or live in storage units. Units needing access to power may rent a unit where power can be added.