Take the flag to an organization that will dispose of the flag with proper ceremonies at your request for no charge. The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Boy Scouts of America, the Girl Scouts of America and the US Military provide this service.
Clear away any flammable debris.
Build a fire, such as a campfire or bonfire. Wait for the fire to reach a temperature that is hot enough to incinerate the entire flag, but not so intense that it may blow partially burnt flag particles out of the fire.
Fold the flag in the proper manner, which will leave it in the triangle shape.
Place the folded
flag on top of the fire. Watch to be sure that it is burned safely and
Take a moment to respect the flag. You can salute the flag, say the Pledge of Allegiance or request a moment of silence.
Allow the fire to burn out, and then exercise proper fire safety protocols.