Hazardous Waste Disposal

Hazardous Material/Waste Turn-In

DLA Disposition Services manages the disposal of hazardous property for Department of Defense (DoD) activities. Hazardous Materials (HM) are handled with the same priorities as other property: reutilization within DoD, transfer to other federal agencies, donation to qualified state and nonprofit organizations, and sale to the public including recyclers. Hazardous Wastes (HW) are handled through a worldwide network of HW management and disposal contracts. All services are provided on a reimbursable basis where the waste generating activity pays the unit price for applicable Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs) ordered for management and disposal services.

Disposition Services accepts accountability of HM/HW as “receipt-in-place” by means of a Receipt-In Place (RIP) agreement, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), or an Inter-Service Support Agreement (ISSA), in accordance with DoDM 4160.21 Vol1. The following guidance provides information to assist the generator with preparing documentation required for DLA Disposition Services to take accountability. Procedures for turning in hazardous property are commodity based and complex. For detailed guidance, contact your DLA Disposition Services Environmental Protection Specialist on the Site Locator


Hazardous Turn-In Services

Upcoming Changes and Impacts to Customers

Since 2005, the DoDM 4160.21 Vol. 2 has mandated the usage of “automated and electronic DTID transfer documentation” for normal, day-to-day turn-in of HW or HM.

GENCOMM has been DLA’s system to transfer automated turn-ins of HM/HW from customer systems to DLA Disposition Services system.  Due to cyber security vulnerabilities GENCOMM will sunset and automated turn-in’s will now utilize Defense Automatic Addressing System (DAAS) services.


Customers have three methods to turn-in HW/HM:

Primary method: DLA is currently working to update the interface to the following systems:
  • HMMS
  • HWMS

These systems will connect through DAAS using DLMS transactions to interface with DLA Disposition Services Hazardous Material Management System Hazardous Waste Disposition (HMMS-HWD) system. Customers are encouraged to direct inquiries to their Information Technology offices and inform their HW Managers of this change. 

Secondary method: Customers utilizing a system not listed above to manage their hazardous property, contact to request assistance and discuss the ability to connect their system through DAAS to DLA Disposition Services HMMS-HWD system.

Third method: Customers that do not have a system to turn-in hazardous property electronically will need to use Electronic Turn-In Documents (ETID). Visit the Digital DSR for instructions on gaining access to, and utilizing the ETID application.  


Special Handling Instructions – Turn-In Toolbox


Hazardous Waste Contract Development

DLA Disposition Services Environmental Support Branch meets with our military customers to develop a comprehensive, uniquely tailored requirement for hazardous waste disposal and support services. Disposal services include disposing of hazardous, non-hazardous, State-regulated, and Universal Wastes. Some examples of available services include industrial cleaning, various management services, laboratory analysis, hazardous waste characterization, hazardous waste profile sheet completion, lab/loose packing, and expedited removals and performance.

Hazardous Waste Disposal Contract Model

Profile-Based CLINs

Profile-Based CLINs (PBCs) are the standard disposal CLINs utilized on CONUS contracts. PBCs are intended to give the contracting community sufficient information to accurately formulate bids based upon necessary disposal technologies and required treatments. Available disposal technologies might include stabilization and landfill, microencapsulation, fuels blending, recycling, destructive incineration, etc. For containerized waste, the pricing structure is based primarily by container size, with some wastes being billed by the pound, gallon, or ‘each,’ depending on the industry standard unit of measure for disposal.


Approved Hazardous Waste Contractors

Only contractors holding current HW disposal contracts with DLA Disposition Services or contractors offering on a solicitation may request the addition of a facility or transporter to our qualified list. DLA Disposition Services reviews the qualified lists regularly and makes updates accordingly.

DLA Disposition Services has reviewed these facilities and transporters in the past and has no reason to believe that they do not meet the standards specified in the DLA Disposition Services contracts. Inclusion on a Qualified List does not determine acceptability or relieve the contractor of any responsibility for performing DLA Disposition Services contract specifications.


Hazardous Waste Contracts

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Qualified Lists

Qualified FacilitiesContractors will only utilize facilities listed on the Qualified Facility List (QFL) for U.S. Government disposal or recycling services. Use of a facility for disposal or recycling services not listed on the QFL is not authorized. This list does not relieve the Contractor or their sub-contractor of any responsibilities for performing in accordance with local, State, and Federal regulations, and DLA Disposition Services contract terms and conditions.

Qualified TransportersThe Contractor will only utilize transporters listed on the Qualified Transporter List (QTL) for any transportation of U.S. Government waste. Use of a transporter not listed on the QTL is not authorized. This list does not relieve the contractor or sub-contractor of any responsibilities for performing in accordance with local, State, and Federal regulations, and DLA Disposition Services contract terms and conditions.

If you have any questions about these lists, please email the TSDF and Transporter Inquiries at

Documentation Requirements for QFL additions

  1. Complete application (DLA Form 2507-1 for initial application, or DLA Form 2507-2 for renewal).
  2. Inspection reports.
  3. Proof of insurance.
  4. Copy(s) of applicable permits.

Documentation Requirements for QTL additions

  1. Completion of application (DLA Form 2503, Transporter Qualification form)
  2. If answer yes on the application to safety training program, need a cover page of the training.
  3. Proof of insurance.
  4. For CONUS, copy of the PHMSA Hazardous Material Registration (if non-regulated need a business license). For OCONUS, HM transporter permit, (if non-regulated need a business license).

Instructions on QFL/QTL additions

TSDF and/or Transporter addition requests may be sent to  TSDF and Transporter Inquiries. Specific requirements for TSDF and Transporter additions to QFL/QTL are outlined in Section 5.1 of Disposition Services Hazardous Waste Disposal contracts. Questions may be directed to  TSDF and Transporter Inquiries.