MONROE — The Walton County Recycling Center, located at 2051 Leroy Anderson Road, will hold a document destruction and flag collection event this Saturday from 9 until 11 a.m.

Lindsay Destruction, a division of The Lindsay Group of Athens, will be partnering with Keep Walton Beautiful and the Walton County Board of Commissioners to provide a safe and secure way for citizens to get rid of unwanted documents.

Some items that citizens are recommended to consider bringing to the event include bank information, credit card information, bills, tax records, insurance information, investment information, legal papers, medical records and more.

Those wishing to bring documents for destruction are asked to keep the documents to two bankers box-size containers per vehicle.

During the document destruction event, there will also be a flag collection area where citizens can bring old, unwanted or tattered flags to the facility for “proper disposal.”

According to flag etiquette set out by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, when properly disposing of a flag there are specific steps that need to be taken.

• The flag should be folded in its customary manner.

• It is important the fire be fairly large and of sufficient intensity to ensure complete burning of the flag.

• After the flag is consumed, the fire should then be safely extinguished and the ashes buried.

It is also customary for those burning the flag to come to attention, salute the flag, recite the Pledge of Allegiance and have a brief period of silent reflection.

For more information on the document destruction and flag collection event, visit or contact the Walton County Recycling Center at 770-267-1421.

Brittney Fitzpatrick is a former staff writer for The Walton Tribune. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

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