Ammunition Disposal Question Yuma PD I would like to query the group concerning disposal of ammunition? What is everyone doing with all the ammunition you collect? Jan Schmitt By Mary|2018-12-05T22:47:05+00:00March 5th, 2015|Community Questions| 9 Comments Jim Peer March 5, 2015 at 2:16 pm Talk to your local DPS range – they will take your ammo for disposal. Jason Michael March 5, 2015 at 3:15 pm I have made contact with DPS armory division (based out of Ben Avery) and have been fortunate enough that they have taken all of my ammunition. I have only used them twice with no issues but I do not want to “use and abuse” them either. I am interested in finding out what other agencies use as well. Thanks for the post. Jason M. – El Mirage PD Corey March 5, 2015 at 6:37 pm Hi Jan, Our ammo goes to at least 4 different places that I can think of right off- We have tried to repurpose within the Department, so a portion goes to our Range for the Officer’s to practice with, another portion goes for processing weapons for the NIBIN testing, our SWAT/BOMB unit utilizes our ammo as well, and lastly ATF picks up the remainer – mostly the old, damaged, or weathered ammo. Hope that helps some ~ Corey Bob Reddington March 5, 2015 at 7:01 pm We contact the EOD unit of DPS or Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. We have also used the EOD unit at Luke Air Force Base when they were disposing of some other items. Lane Darling, Mesa PD March 6, 2015 at 4:03 pm Between our Range and our Crime Lab, they are able to use most of the ammunition (only factory loaded ammo). The reloaded/bad ammo is turned over to our Environmental Services Division who disposes of it through a contracted hazardous materials contactor. Hope this helps! Jan Schmitt March 10, 2015 at 1:33 pm Lane, that’s something I had never thought of. We do put a good portion of our ammo in the PD indoor range for officer’s use to practice, but we still have a good portion left over from oddball calibers. We also send black powder and corroded stuff to the local Marine Corps EOD unit. I never thought of including it in our hazmat loads (propane, butane, paint, batteries etc) that we send over Environmental for disposal. I guess I just assumed they wouldn’t take it. I’ll contact them and ask. Thanks for all your responses. tim paterson March 10, 2015 at 6:20 pm Jan, We have a volunteer that takes our ammunition for disposal to the range and burns in the burn barrel they have out there. We don’t have a large amount of ammunition for disposal though. Lisa Hendrix March 11, 2015 at 9:49 pm Hi, we are a smaller agency, 60 sworn, and we sell all of our ammunition at auction. If it is something we can use for training we will retain it. Jan Schmitt March 26, 2015 at 4:33 pm Just to close this out, I did find a solution. After removing all the recommended calibers for NIBIN shoots, which i saved for future use, all the rest was mixed and boxed, and given to Environmental Services who got approval to transfer it to Stericycle. They remove it under our existing contract with no additional cost. Leave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.