How the Pentagon Recycles e-Scrap

Brooks Hoffman

It’s well-known the U.S. military is a huge buyer of goods, including electronic equipment. During the 2018 fiscal year, the Department of Defense, though its Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Disposition Services, sold 35 million pounds of scrap electronics.  Based in Battle Creek, Mich., Disposition Services transfers or disposes of used military equipment, including electronics. E-scrap alone generates millions of dollars a year for the military.  Scrap electronics are sold via a term contract, which is awarded after a sealed bidding process.

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