ALBANY, GA (WALB) - If you are needing to change out your American Flag, make sure you handle it properly.
Advanced Disposal is collecting old flags at their offices between now and September 11th.
The company says they started the recycling effort after noticing a large number of people were throwing away their flags during the Memorial Day and July 4th holiday periods.
"We saw this wasn't being handled properly. We thought this is a way we could step in and be a part of our community. Take care of our American flag the way it is supposed to be," David Dent of Advanced Disposal.
Advanced Disposal will distribute the flags they collect to civic groups like the Boys Scouts and the American Legion who will properly retire them.