How To Turn In Property

Step 1: Identification

Accurately identifying and categorizing property is the most important step in the turn-in process. Property to be turned in can generally fall into three categories:

Note: Acceptance of physical custody of hazardous property shall be determined based on guidelines in DOD 4160.21-M, Volume 2 Encl. 3

  • Usable Property - Commercial and military type property other than scrap and waste. Usable property can be any excess/surplus property turned in with a supply condition code of A-H, other than property in DEMIL codes G or P.

  • Scrap Property - Recyclable waste and discarded materials derived from items that have been rendered useless beyond repair, such that the item’s original function has been destroyed.

  • Hazardous Property (HP) - A composite term to describe property which may be hazardous to human health, human safety, or the environment.

Property needs to be turned in as individual line items with their assigned, valid National Stock Number (NSN). Several items can be turned in under one line item, however they must be the same NSN. NSNs can usually be located on a serial plate or stamped on property.

WebFLIS provides essential information about supply items including the NSN, the item name, manufacturers and suppliers (including part numbers). Utilizing WebFLIS is invaluable in filling out the turn-in document, the DD Form 1348-1A.

Step 2: Preparation

Preparing for a successful turn-in requires accurate documentation. Different types of property may require different documents to be included with the turn-in. All turn-ins require a standard turn-in document to accompany it, namely the DD Form 1348-1A.

View a guide for filling out a DD Form 1348-1A.

Additionally, customers have the opportunity to complete a turn-in document online. For assistance on how to accomplish this, please view the Electronic Turn-In Documents (ETID) guide.

Prior to turning in property, ensure you have at a minimum, three copies of each DD Form 1348-1a, with two copies attached on property. Ensure all certifications (i.e. DEMIL, MPPEH, Hard drive, Inert Cert, etc.) are physically attached to property.

Prior to turn-in, items need to be properly palletized. If possible, place property in tri-walls, or ensure that it is properly banded and safe for transportation.

Property needs to be segregated according to each DD Form 1348-1a.

Step 3: Schedule the Turn-In

Customers are often able to schedule transportation of their property to our servicing location free of charge. See below for additional information and restrictions that are limited by location.

Scheduler Application

Scheduling Instructions


Customers are often able to schedule transportation of their property to our designated turn-in location. In order to meet this requirement, customers must be located within 60 miles of a servicing (only if the property has been approved for turn-in by their servicing Disposal Services Representative (DSR)) free of charge if located more than 60 miles from the designated turn-in location according to the zip code mapping tool


Customers are responsible for any required transportation for turn-in to the servicing DLA Disposition Services' location.

Remaining questions can be answered by a local Disposal Service Representative (DSR). Find contact information for your local DSR.

Turn-In Documents

The DD Form 1348-1A is the most important document when interacting with DLA Disposition Services. It serves as the receipt for property turned-in and is an important record for auditability. Properly filled-out documents will expedite your time with our site but will also help ensure your turn-in is accepted.

Learn more about 1348's

Special Handling Instructions

Certain types of property require additional actions prior to turn-in. The Turn-in toolbox contains item-specific instructions for over 30 types of the most commonly turned-in examples of property. It also contains sample documentation for each category, and links for required forms.

Learn more at the Turn-In Toolbox

Documentation Assistance

Preparing for a successful turn-in requires accurate documentation. Access the required forms for each type of property on the Forms page. 

Forms Page

Electronic Turn-In Documents

Customers can create web documents that simplify the disposal process by using the Electronic Turn-in Document (ETID) application. 

Learn more about ETIDs

Receipt in Place

Customers have the opportunity to turn-in property in place at their location with the assistance of DSRs through receipt in place (RIP). 

Learn more about RIP 

Helpful Links


EDocs serves as the central repository for disposal documentation. Customers can retrieve copies of their signed DD Form 1348-1A after property has been disposed of.


WebFLIS provides essential information about supply items including the NSN, the item name, manufacturers, and suppliers (including part numbers).

H2 Tool

The H2 Federal Supply Classification (FSC) directory defines Federal Supply Groups (FSG) and FSCs, and cross references them. You may search the H2 by keyword, FSG or FSC

The H2 FSC search tool is able be utilized for proper FSCs in the assignment of LSNs

H6 Tool

The H6 is the Item Name Directory that are in use for NSN assignment. It defines the names and cross references the Item Name Codes (INC) and FSC (Federal Supply Classes).

Each Item Name Code provides an Item Identification Guide on how NSNs can answer characteristic data about items categorized under that specific Item Name.


TULSA is a US Army TACOM application that contains instructions and guidance for DEMIL F property. DEMIL F guidance can be accessed by searching for either NIIN or keyword.