Drugs, Biologicals, and Reagents


Drugs Disposal Regulations
DoDM 4160.21 Vol4 Page 73

Turn-In Instructions

To Determine the Category

The U.S. Army’s Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (USACHPPM) Military Item Disposal Instruction/Military Environmental Information Source (MIDI/MEIS) database (Reference (am)). These documents contain disposal codes and instructions for FSC 6505 non-controlled, non-hazardous, or HP.

Section 172.101 of Reference (h) provides proper shipping instructions for materials which meet a DOT Hazard Class. When discarding FSC 6505 items as an HW refer to sections 261.21 through 261.24 of Reference (m) or State regulations. Controlled items may be identified from the manufacturer’s descriptions and their applicability to the schedules shown in this document. Security storage requirements are listed for each respective schedule listed in Figure 5 at part 1308 of Reference.

Processing Direction

DoD Components may dispose of this property themselves; use DLA Disposition Services, or Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA). The DLA Disposition Services or PBA are not responsible for processing biohazard wastes, such as infectious wastes, vaccines, or radioactive items.

To the extent practicable, expired FSC 6505 will be returned to the manufacturer. DoD Components should explore this option prior to using DLA Disposition Services/PBA. When not returned to the manufacturer, appropriate disposal method(s) will be used.

Non-controlled FSC 6505 property

DLA Disposition Services sites will accept accountability and physical custody (provided that sufficient and compliant storage is available.) This property is subject to normal disposal processing; solid waste, and HW will be placed on a disposal service contract for ultimate disposal.

For donations, a letter of clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be obtained by the State agency or designated donor and be provided to the DLA Disposition Services site prior to release of the property to the donee. The State agency or donor will provide samples to the FDA, if required. The State agency or donor is responsible for the costs for laboratory examinations. Where applicable, DoD installations will furnish samples to State agencies or donors upon request (submission of a request marked “sample” is required). Donation of this property will be completed upon proper authorization from the FDA, with an approved order (DD Form 1348-1A or SF 123) from the GSA.

Generating activities may dispose of property themselves, arrange for disposal through PBA, or use DLA Disposition Services. DLA Disposition Services sites will accept accountability but not physical custody. Property will be offered for federal agency screening (not donation) and sale service. If unsuccessful, accountability (and responsibility for disposal) will be returned to the generator.


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DD Form 1348-1a


The DD Form 1348-1A 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. 

Learn how to complete a DDForm-1348-1A .