Advanced Disposal's Flag Retirement Program Collects Over 4,500 Flags in Second Year
Ponte Vedra, Fla.
Advanced Disposal (NYSE: ADSW), an integrated environmental services company, is honored to retire more than 4,500 American flags the company collected this summer as part of its annual flag retirement program, a free service offered to the communities it serves. In 2015, a total of 2,539 flags were collected and retired.
“Respectfully retiring the American flag is a great way to show our appreciation of the ‘stars and stripes’ and all it stands for,” said Advanced Disposal CEO Richard Burke. “We’re proud to be an American company and honored to offer this service to our customers and the communities we serve. I want to thank everyone who participated, as well as the team members that made it possible.”
All Advanced Disposal locations collected old, worn, torn and faded American flags for proper retirement. The cotton flags are burned while the nylon flags are repurposed into new nylon material that can be made into another American Flag. The program ran from June 1 through Sept. 11, and the company plans to do this again next year. For more information, please visit www.weiyunquan.tw/RetireYourFlag.
Fall intern and flag retirement program collection coordinator, Amanda Holsinger poses with a few of the flags collected for honorable retirement.
About Advanced Disposal Services, Inc.
Advanced Disposal (NYSE: ADSW) brings fresh ideas and solutions to the business of a clean environment. As the fourth largest solid waste company in the U.S., we provide integrated, non-hazardous solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services to residential, commercial, industrial and construction customers across 16 states and the Bahamas. Our team is dedicated to finding effective, sustainable solutions to preserve the environment for future generations. We welcome you to learn more at AdvancedDisposal.com or follow us on Facebook.
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