Effective immediatley American flags are accepted at the Recycling Center for proper disposal. Give them to the gate attendant and they will put them in the flag collection container.
"When an American flag becomes worn, faded, torn or soiled, it should be retired and replaced with a new flag. There are several ways to respectfully dispose of theAmerican flag without showing disgrace. The most commom method is burning the torn or tattered flag in a special ceremony."