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Successful Flag Retirement Program


PONTE VEDRA BEACH – Advanced Disposal (NYSE: ADSW), an integrated environmental services company, is honored to retire more than 4,500 American flags the company collected this summer as part of its annual flag retirement program, a free service offered to the communities it serves.  In 2015, a total of 2,539 flags were collected and retired.

“Respectfully retiring the American flag is a great way to show our appreciation of the ‘stars and stripes’ and all it stands for,” said Advanced Disposal CEO Richard Burke. “We’re proud to be an American company and honored to offer this service to our customers and the communities we serve.  I want to thank everyone who participated, as well as the team members that made it possible.”

All Advanced Disposal locations collected old, worn, torn and faded American flags for proper retirement. The cotton flags are burned while the nylon flags are repurposed into new nylon material that can be made into another American Flag.  The program ran from June 1 through Sept. 11, and the company plans to do this again next year.  For more information, please visit


About Anne Heymen (83 Articles)
Retired after 49 years in major media publication, Anne spends her time as Contributing Editor to PluggedIn whenever her two cats allow her some time to herself.

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