County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Monroe County will once again partner with the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to host a special pharmaceutical waste collection day. The County, local law enforcement agencies and the DEA will hold several no-cost “National Take Back Day” collection events this Saturday, September 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations:
· *Wegmans Holt Road Store ONLY - 900 Holt Road in Webster (Collection
hours are from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
· Fairport Police Department – 31 South Main Street
· East Rochester Police Department – 254 West Ivy Street
· Greece Police Department – 400 Island Cottage Road
· Gates Police Department – 1605 Buffalo Road
· Webster Wastewater Treatment Plant – 226 Phillips Road
· Brighton Police Department – 2300 Elmwood Avenue
“National Take Back Day will continue to build upon the tremendous popularity of the county’s award-winning Pharmaceutical Waste Collection Program and will allow residents to properly dispose of their pharmaceuticals,”said Brooks. “Monroe County not only continues to lead by example by assisting other communities across the State with their own pharmaceutical waste collections, but programs such as this highlight the unique opportunities that are offered throughout our community.”
The County, in partnership with the DEA, Wegmans and local police departments, has aided more than 9,000 residents in disposing of more than 26,000 pounds of pharmaceutical waste through the Monroe County Pharmaceutical Waste Collection Program. All medications are destroyed by an incineration process overseen by law enforcement.
No appointments are necessary to participate in “National Take Back Day”. Waste from pharmacies, veterinary offices and pharmaceutical businesses will not be accepted. Residents can also find a full schedule at http://www.monroecounty.gov/HHW - or by calling 753-7600 (option #3).