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Prescription Medication Disposal Drop Off This Saturday

Written by on April 18, 2023

If you have expired, unused, or unwanted prescriptions you can dispose of them this Saturday. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday.

The DEA says the day is set up to help combat the drug overdose epidemic across the country. The DEA also says the prescription drug take-back day can help reduce drug-related violence and opioid addiction.

There will be multiple locations you can go to for the disposal of unwanted medications. Some locations will be available after Saturday and are open year-round according to RochesterFirst.com.


Over 40 Wegmans stores in New York State and along the East Coast will be teaming up with law enforcement agencies to accept prescription medications. Store officials clarify that they will only be accepting pills and patches. Needles, liquids, and sharps will not be accepted.

Wegmans locations in the Rochester area that are taking part in this initiative include:

  • 776 Calkins Road
  • 2301 Lyell Avenue
  • 3701 Mt. Read Boulevard
  • Brockport (6660 4th Section Rd)
  • Chili-Paul (3175 Chili Avenue)
  • Geneva (300 Hamilton Street)
  • Irondequoit (525 Titus Avenue)
  • Penfield: (2157 Penfield Road)

Law enforcement

Several police departments and sheriff’s offices throughout Monroe County have drop boxes or collections for residents to discard medicines. Some of these accept medicine, while others specifically ask for pills only.

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