Actually, you often can. It will have to be added to your unit property book, but (quite a while ago, now that I think about it) I have picked up items from DRMO and added them to the unit property book, and had them hand-receipted to me.
Plasticmag can verify if that is still kosher. However, turning in the broken crap is the right way to start. Unfortunately, with limited time on drill weekends, it can be hard to get to everything that needs doing.