Properly Dispose of Tattered American Flags

Do you have a tattered American flag but want to dispose of it properly? There are collection points all over the Capital Region over Memorial Day weekend.

Starting Tuesday, if you’re looking for a respectful way to dispose of your American flag, there are quite a few places to turn through May 22nd, according to CBS6.

The State Office of General Services will collect the flags so that they can be retired “properly with respect and honor.” The flags will then be brought to Syracuse outside of the NYS Fairgrounds to be disposed of in a bonfire during the May 26 Memorial Watchfire organized by a local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Locally, you can drop off your flags:

  • Alfred E. Smith Building, 80 South Swan St., Albany
  • New York State Capitol, Washington Avenue, Albany
  • Empire State Plaza Main Concourse, Empire State Plaza, Albany
  • Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany
  • Agency Buildings 1,2,3,4 – Empire State Plaza, Albany
  • Legislative Office Building Empire State Plaza, Albany
  • Robert Abrams Building for Law and Justice Empire State Plaza, Albany
  • Swan Street Building, Core 2 and Core 3, Empire State Plaza, Albany
  • Harriman Campus Buildings 5, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 12 Harriman Campus, 1220 Washington Ave., Albany
  • Ten Eyck Building, 40 North Pearl St., Albany
  • 50 Wolf Road, Albany
  • 625 Broadway, Albany
  • Hampton Plaza, 38-40 State St., Albany
  • 44 Holland Ave., Albany
  • 328 State St., Schenectady

The full list is on the CBS 6 website.

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