How do I dispose of an old or worn flag?

The United States Code, Title 4 Chapter 1, Section 8, says:
The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.

You can leave old and worn flags at the Veterans Office, or at the Flag Retirement Box at the Hartwell Transfer Station located at:
60 Hartwell Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421

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1. How do I obtain a copy of my DD214/discharge papers?
2. What is the definition of a Massachusetts veteran?
3. How do I enroll in the Veterans' Administration (VA) health care system?
4. How do I get a veteran identification card?
5. What is proper flag etiquette?
6. How do I dispose of an old or worn flag?
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