Flag Disposal Program

Public Service Director

Chad Weth
cweth@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-2060

3131 Morris Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37909

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Flag DisposalThe Mayor of the City of Knoxville wants Knoxvillians to remember that the city has a program for Knoxvillians to properly dispose of their American flags.

Public Law 94-344, known as the Flag Code, prescribes that the flag, when it is in such a condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning. However, this process is not feasible for most city residents.

You may dispose of your American Flags at the following locations:

• Flags may be brought to our Solid Waste Management Facility at 1033 Elm St. (Off the Baxter exit) and either given to the scale house operator or brought to the Household Hazardous Waste area and given to an operator there.

• Flags may be brought to any of the 6 Knox County Senior Centers and given to the front desk personnel. Click the following link to find each location: Knox County Senior Centers

• Flags may be brought to any of the Recycling drop-off centers listed below and given to the Goodwill attendant that staffs the centers from 9AM until 5PM:

NORTH: Behind former Kroger at I-640 Plaza - 4440 Western Ave. 
SOUTH: Goodwill at W. Moody Ave. - 225 W. Moody Ave.
EAST: Goodwill at Chilhowee Park - 210 Alice St.
WEST: Goodwill at Cedar Bluff - 341 Parkvillage Rd. 
DOWNTOWN: Downtown Recycling Center - 227 Willow Ave.

Flags are delivered to agencies such as the Elks Lodge and are respectfully destroyed through burning.