Sunday, June 14, 2015

Recycling Old Glory - With Respect

Flags fly in all sorts of weather, and they eventually breakdown, fray and fade.  While burning flags is a recognized method of proper flag disposal, burning American flags made of nylon (a petroleum product) creates hazardous gases and wastes resources.  Advanced Disposal is offering free US flag recycling is offering free recycling services for US nylon flags through September 11, 2015. You can drop off flags at any of their facilities or mail your flag to them at:

Carroll County Transfer Station
1400 Baltimore Blvd.
Westminister, MD 21157

American Flag Recycling also recyclesAmerican flags and ask for a small donation to cover the costs. And, If you're curious about the dos and don'ts of flag disposal, check out the Veterans of Foreign Wars website at