Environmental Services

The Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma is committed to using sound scientific methods and a stewardship based approach to aid policymakers in making informed decisions to effectively use the Tribe’s natural resources and protect the health of the Modoc Tribal members, both individually and collectively.

The primary mission of the Modoc Tribe Office of Environmental Quality (OEQ) is to establish its presence within the environmental community, accurately assess the Tribe’s environment, and establish the necessary legal infrastructure to regulate the Tribe’s environment and protect the Tribe’s sovereignty.  By doing so, the Tribe will be able to preserve and protect the land and health of its People.

Red Cedar Recycling opened in 1996 and is a subsidiary of Medcorp, Inc., both owned and operated by the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma. The mission of Red Cedar Recycling is to promote and provide recycling opportunities within the community, as well as educate the public on the importance of recycling and its impact on our environment.

Currently operating with a staff of five full time employees, Red Cedar Recycling processes an average of 375 tons of recycable materials per year. Services provided to the community include commericial pick-up of recycables, recycling education to local schools, civic groups, clubs and organizations and two drop-off facilities which are located at 204 D Street NE and 1117 Veterans Blvd, both in Miami, OK. Red Cedar Recycling is proud to offer community wide celebrations such as Earth Day, America Recycles Day and scrap tire collection events.

For nearly seventeen years, Red Cedar Recycling has been working tirelessly to increase recycling opportunities and awareness. Over the years, Red Cedar Recycling has witnessed an increase in the amount of recyclables and continue to search for better ways to improve the overall goals for the future.

We’re living in a time when health and welfare of our planet is of increasing interest and concern. Even with the distraction in recent years of world events, the resolve to protect and preserve our resources has not faded. It’s about a sustainable future for each of us. Recycling is one of THE BEST ways you can contribute to the community and create a cleaner, healthier environment.

Recycling is the easiest thing we can all do to improve our communityconserve natural resources, and create green jobs.


Solar energy is also being implemented in our quest to create a healthy environment.

Introduction to Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns.

Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later.

Want to find out more? Call the Tribal Environmental Office, 918-542-8176

Also, please visit our Bison Range page and see how we care for these animals.




Did You Know?

Without exception, recycling is the top action society can do to simultaneously improve: the environment, the economy, sustainable manufacturing and to prevent waste from going into oceans.


For further information:


Inter-Tribal Environmental Council

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality