Advanced Disposal launches annual American Flag retirement program


As Flag Day approaches, Advanced Disposal is once again collecting worn, torn or faded American flags in order to dispose of them properly.

Now through Sept. 11, all 226 Advanced Disposal locations will collect old American flags and have them recycled into new American flags or properly retired in accordance with the U.S. Flag Code, which governs the proper handling and display of the Stars and Stripes.

“While the freedom, justice and sacrifice our flag represents will live forever, all flags eventually reach the end of their useful lives,” Advanced Disposal CEO Richard Burke said. “We are proud to be an American company and it is our honor to offer this free service to our customers and neighbors.”

Residents who are retiring more than one flag are asked to separate nylon flags from cotton flags to ensure they are sent to the proper location for recycling or disposal.

Advanced Disposal first initiated its flag retirement program in 2015, when the Nocatee-based disposal company collected more than 2,500 flags of all sizes – including one that measured more than 600 square feet. For more information on the flag retirement program, visit

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