Scrap Metal


Scrap Metal Disposal Regulations
DoDM 4160.21 Vol 1 Page 23

Turn-In Instructions

Scrap Metal

Scrap is defined as material that has no value except for its basic material content. If property is recognizable as an end use item, it is probably not scrap.

If the item has a valid NSN the item must be turned in as an item and NOT as scrap.

The turn-in document (DD Form 1348-1A) for scrap will include:

  • Scrap Condition Code must be "S"
  • The basic material content
  • Unit of issue must be annotated in pounds (or grams for fine Precious Metals)
  • POC information


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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 .