National Prescription Drug Day: Drop off unused prescription drugs in Rochester

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) Saturday, April 27 is National Prescription Drug Day, a twice-yearly DEA-sponsored event that encourages people to take action and remove unwanted drugs from their homes, unused or expired.

The DEA says this can help reduce drug misuse, opioid addiction and drug-related violence.

Multiple locations in the Rochester metro area are open to allow people to dispose of unwanted medications. Some of these locations are Saturday only, but there are several locations open year-round. Below are two lists one for April 27 layoffs and one for year-round layoffs.

Deliveries on National Drug Collection Day (April 27)


More than 50 Wegmans locations in seven states are partnering with local law enforcement agencies to host community prescription drug drop-off events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 27. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Wegmans locations in the Rochester area participating in this initiative include:

  • 3701 Mt. To read boulevard
  • 2301 Lyell Avenue
  • 776 Calkins Road
  • 900 Holt Road
  • Canandaigua (345 Eastern Boulevard)
  • Brockport (6660 4th Section Rd)
  • Chile-Paul (3175 Chili Avenue)
  • Irondequoit (525 Titus Avenue)
  • Penfield (2157 Penfield Road)
  • Newark (800 West Miller Street)

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Wegmans stores in Henrietta, Penfield, Brockport and Chili. Liquids, needles and sharp objects are not accepted.

Batavia Police Department

The Batavia Police Department is hosting a special drop-off at its West Main Street station. They only accept prescription drugs and sharps. This will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m

LeRoy Police Department

The LeRoy Police Department takes prescription drugs only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The pickup service is located at their headquarters on West Main Street.

Low throughout the year

Compliance with Local Law

Several Monroe County Police Departments and Sheriff’s Offices have boxes or collections for residents to dispose of medications. Some accept medication, while others just ask for pills.

Below are the addresses of these downloads, as well as the hours of operation. Each is open on weekdays only:

Sheriff’s Office (Zone A): 955 South Panorama Trail, weekdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (no sharps or needles) This excludes holidays.

Sheriff’s Office (Zone B): 393 Calkins Road, weekdays 8:00am to 4:00pm (no sharps or needles accepted) This excludes holidays.

Sheriff’s Office (Zone C): 2330 Union Street, weekdays 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (No sharps or needles accepted) This excludes holidays.

Sheriff’s Office (Property, Basement): 130 South Plymouth Avenue, weekdays 8:00am to 4:00pm (no sharps or needles accepted) This excludes holidays.

Brighton Police Department:

  • 2300 Elmwood Avenue, weekdays 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (no sharps or needles allowed). This excludes holidays.
  • 1 Clinton Street, weekdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m This excludes holidays.

Brockport Police Department: One Clinton Street, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m This excludes holidays.

Fairport Police Department: 31 South Main Street, weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (No sharps, needles, liquids or pills accepted) This excludes holidays.

East Rochester Police Department: Carrer Mayor 317, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m This excludes holidays.

Ogden Police Department: 269 Ogden Center Road, weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m This excludes holidays.

Other hospitals, pharmacies and universities

Park Ridge Apothecary: 1561 Long Pond Road, Suite 104. Weekdays i Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m

Strong Memorial Hospital: 601 Elmwood Avenue. Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m

Ligams Forts Pharmacy: 2613 West Henrietta Road. Working days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (No sharp objects or needles are accepted).

Highland Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy: 1000 South Avenue. Weekdays from 9:00 to 17:30 saturday and sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m

Highland South Wedge Pharmacy: 777 Clinton Avenue South. From Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m

Walgreens: (East Ridge location only) Pharmacy PO Box at 2100 East Ridge Road. Working days are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m Saturday From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m sunday From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m

Tops Pharmacy: (Mount Read location only) 3507 Mount Read Boulevard. Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m Saturday From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

St. John Fisher College: Haffey Hall Safety and Security Department Office, 3960 East Avenue.

Additional information about these drop-off points can be found on the Monroe County website.

Here are some of the places open throughout the year.

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