Though the freedom, justice and sacrifice they represent will live forever, all U.S. flags eventually reach the end of their useful lives. Advanced Disposal is proud to honor our American Flag with the Second Annual Flag Retirement Program – a free service to the communities we serve. From June 1 until September 11, all Advanced Disposal locations will collect old, worn, torn and faded American flags for retirement in the proper, dignified manner outlined by the United States Flag Code.
It is with great honor and pride that Advanced Disposal provide this service and properly retire American flags that have reached the end of their useful lives. Bring your flag to Advanced Disposal (during regular business hours), and we will respectfully retire it as stipulated in the time-honored code. To find your local Advanced Disposal facility and hours, visit: www.AdvancedDisposal.com/FindAFacility, and enter your zip code.
If you are retiring more than one flag, we ask that you please separate nylon flags from cotton flags to ensure they are sent for proper disposal. We partner with American Flags Express Inc. for recycling of nylon flags and the American Legion for cotton.
Last summer, a total of 2,539 flags were collected – each with its own story, each standing proud for this great nation we are fortunate to call home. The time came to respectfully retire these flags as stipulated by the United States Flag Code. November 7, 2015 Advanced Disposal and community members retired a handful of the flags collected in a special Veterans Day ceremony.
Sources: AmericanFlagDisposal.com, USAToday and WorldRecordAcademy.com