How to Dispose Ammunition

by Health Editor ; Updated October 06, 2017

Dispose Ammunition

How to Dispose Ammunition. You can keep ammunition as long as you have a license for it. Often the corresponding state department will need a good reason from you to possess it. In many cases, people have guns and pistols for self-protection. Make sure these lethal weapons do not get into the wrong hands. Here's how to dispose of ammunition.

  1. Contact your state county for more information on disposing ammunition or explosives. The Division of Solid Waste usually does not accept this type of disposal.

  2. Call 311 and press 1 for non-emergency police matters. This dial code works in most states. The operator will tell the appropriate police department to send in an officer to pick up the ammunition for safe disposal.

  3. Go online and surf for more options. Use Yahoo or Google to find private organizations doing this work.

  4. Pick up your local yellow pages and look out for disposal experts. Make a call and schedule an appointment for pick-up of ammunition.