May Be Properly Disposed at SWA
Palm Beach County residents may bring old U.S. flags to any of the Home Chemical and Recycling Centers
for proper, honorable disposal. Find your nearest drop-off location»
If a flag is torn, it can be repaired, preferably by a professional or someone skilled in mending. If it is dirty, it can be washed, preferably by hand with a mild soap. If it is faded or tattered beyond repair, or dirty beyond cleaning, then it is time to replace the flag.
Many veterans organizations hold special ceremonies to dispose of unserviceable flags or are collection points for unserviceable flags. Find out more about these ceremonies by the:
In addition, the Boy Scouts of America
offer unserviceable flag guidance and may hold collection events.
Learn more about US Flag Etiquette»