Oklahoma: Dispose of Medical Sharps the Safe Way!

Dispose of Medical Sharps the Safe Way! 


Around 3 billion medical sharps – including disposable needles, syringes, and lancets – enter the U.S. municipal solid waste stream each year. Residents often discard medical sharps in household or public trash receptacles or flush them  down the toilet. These unsafe disposal methods put the public, sanitation and hospitality workers, and waste management personnel in danger of injury or infectious disease. Loose sharps also create costly maintenance problems when they become jammed in waste management equipment. 

Safely dispose of medical sharps... 


 Take-back Program Providers:

How It Works How To Find It More Info
Sharps Compliance Inc./Complete Needle Collection & Disposal System

STEP 1: Buy USPS-compliant Complete Needle System at a chain retail pharmacy

STEP 2: Order mail-back label online

Find a chain pharmacy in your area that sells the Complete Needle System

When full, order a mail-back label online and mail your container of sharps back for disposal

Learn more on the Complete Needle System website

Midwest City, OK Call to make an appointment for

FREE residential pick-up (405-739-1066)

This free at home residential pick-up program is available to all Midwest City residents

Visit the city website to learn more

For assistance with this service, call the Sanitation office for details (405-739-1066)

Durant, OK

Call Public Works to receive a free sharps collection container delivered to your home (580-924-8358)

This free at home residential pick-up program is available to all Durant residents

To learn more, read the Solid Waste Rules

Call the Solid Waste Department (580-924-2707)


Take-back Program Providers:  How It Works How To Find More Info
Triumvirate Environmental Inc. Triumvirate delivers and picks-up reusable sharps collection containers of all sizes to your facility Request a free quote and sign-up online

Learn more about their services on their website

Read more about their sharps program

Call 1-617-715-9055

Stericycle Sharps Management Service (SMS) SMS delivers, picks up and proactively exchanges sharps collection receptacles of all sizes to your facility Call to request a free quote and set up service (844-239-4325) Learn more on their website


Questions? Contact Fenton Rood, OK DEQ at

Fenton.Rood@deq.ok.gov or (405) 702-5159

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