Destruction Instructions for Distribution Restricted CD-ROMs/DVDs (Coded B, C, D)

If your local facility does not destroy distribution restricted CD-ROMs/DVDs, you can send them to the National Security Agency (NSA). Follow these rules:

  • Ship only whole disks to NSA. No need to scratch disks.
  • Don’t send sleeves, mailers or cases.
  • Maximum shipping box size is 18 inches high x 18 inches wide x 18 inches long. Maximum weight is 40 pounds per box.
  • Single-wrap outside shipping box with brown paper. If loose disks rattle, mark box “Rattle Okay.”
  • Send no more than 10 boxes at one time.
  • If you want a receipt, include a documentation/destruction form in each shipping box with the total number of CD-ROMS/DVDs written on it.

Ship boxes by first-class mail to:


National Security Agency

9800 Savage Road

ATTN: CMC-Degaussing-Suite 6875

Ft George G. Meade, MD 20755-6875


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