Will County Board provides new option for proper disposal of worn U.S. flags
New flag disposal box installed at the Will County Building
The United States Flag Code prescribes flag etiquette — everything from flying it near other flags to instructions on how to raise and lower it. It says: “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”
“This centrally-located drop-off provides convenience while respecting our national symbol,” says Will County Board Chair of Legislative Committee, Suzanne Hart (R-Naperville). “The county is unified in helping our citizens to respect our great nation while disposing of old or worn out flags.”
NACo Executive Director Matthew Chase says: “We are pleased to provide these flag retirement boxes. Helping residents properly dispose of worn U.S. flags is consistent with our commitment to public service and community engagement.”
Residents can find the flag disposal box at the Will County Building located at 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432 on the first floor.