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.

As part of your County Solid Waste Service fee, this service is offered at no additional cost.

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.

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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