Generating activities will transfer compressed gas cylinders to DLA Disposition Services sites for processing in accordance with the Joint Regulation, DLA Instruction 4145.25/AR 700 68/NAVSUPINST 4440.128D/MCO10330.2D/Air Force Joint Manual 23-227(I) (Reference (ag)).
DLA Disposition Services sites will not accept physical custody of cylinders except for cylinders that have been evacuated and rendered inert for scrap recycling.
Serviceable cylinders can be handled as a Receipt In Place (RIP) to attempt reuse or sales. Unserviceable cylinders must be rendered to scrap and delivered to the DLA Disposition Services disposal site.
Rending to scrap is defined as removing the valve and drilling a hole into the cylinder, or destroy the inlet threads. The previous contents of the cylinder must be taken into consideration when disposal actions are considered.