Hazardous Waste Disposal
Hazardous Material/Waste Turn-In
DLA Disposition Services manages the disposal of hazardous property for DoD activities. Hazardous materials (HM) are handled according to the same priorities as other property: reutilization within DoD, transfer to other federal agencies, donations 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 & disposal contracts. All services are provided on a reimbursable basis - the waste generating activity pays the unit price for the applicable contract line item numbers (CLINs) ordered for management & disposal services.
Disposition Services accepts accountability of hazardous material as a “receipt-in-place” via a Memorandum of Agreement, in accordance with DoDM 4160.21 Vol4. Therefore, the following guidance provides information to assist the generator with preparing the 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. Disposition Services only provide “receipt-in-place” for the designated hazardous material/waste storage facilities that have been authorized as approved pick-up points.
Hazardous Turn-In Services
The DLA Disposition Services sites reduce DoD's hazardous waste generations by receiving installation surplus hazardous material. We then attempt to find another DoD base that can use it (Reutilization) or find another federal agency that needs it (Transfer), give it to the states or authorized nonprofit organizations (Donation), sell it to environmentally responsible buyers (Sales), or see if the original manufacturer wants it back (Return to Manufacturer).
Automated turn-in is the preferred method of document submission to the DLA Disposition Services sites, particularly for hazardous waste. Two methods are available for automated turn-in is: GenComm and 1348 Online.
Generator communication (GenComm) of turn-in documentation to the DLA Disposition Services sites allows the military generator, using their Hazardous Waste (HW) disposal system, to electronically (e-mail or upload) the DTID and HW Profile sheet and send it to the DLA Disposition Services sites.
The DLA Disposition Services sites can then receive the HW and create a delivery order request for removal. Any automated system should meet the required communications standards in order for GenCom to interface with the DLA Disposition Services sites.
Hazardous Waste Contract Development
The 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.