Flag Destruction Program

Pope/Douglas operates a convenient program to destroy tattered, torn or faded flags.  This program is for businesses and households.

Businesses, Veterans and Service Clubs must schedule a drop-off prior to delivery.  Drop off for these groups is on Wednesdays by appointment.

Households can drop off flags Monday-Friday from 8 am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.  Check in at the Pope/Douglas Office.

Disposal Preparation and Transport
  • Delivery of flags must be done in manageable sized boxes or bags (like filing boxes).
  • No loose flags accepted.
  • 25 lb per box or bag maximum weight.
  • No steel or fiber drums accepted.
  • Failure to follow the guidelines and protocols established will result in additional disposal costs and/or rejection of materials received for disposal. Any unacceptable materials received for disposal shall be returned to the party delivering materials.
Program Prices

Flag Destruction Program

This program is offered free of charge to Pope and Douglas County households and businesses.


Phone: 320-763-9340
Toll Free: 800-972-6318
Fax: 320-763-9342

2115 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-4:30
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Recycling Center Hours
Monday-Friday 8-5
Saturday 9-2
Closed Sundays

Hazardous Waste Hours
Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-4
Closed Saturday and Sunday
No appointment necessary

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