Pharmaceutical Collections

Pills IllustrationMonroe County DES pharmaceutical waste collections provide a safe and proper way to dispose of unused or unwanted medications. This service is FREE to residents. The ecopark and local police stations accept pharmaceutical waste at the regularly scheduled times and locations listed below. Monroe County also holds collections three times per year at selected Wegmans pharmacies.

ecopark Hours & Directions

Local Police Stations

Brighton PD
NO sharps/needles!
2300 Elmwood Ave. 14618
M-F 8am-6pm
(excluding holidays)

Brockport PD
One Clinton St. 14420
M-F 8am-4pm
(excluding holidays)

East Rochester PD
317 Main St. 14445
M-F 8:30am-6pm
(excluding holidays)

Fairport PD
NO sharps/needles!
NO liquids, pills only!

31 S. Main St. 1445)
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
(excluding holidays)

Ogden PD
269 Ogden Center Rd. 14559
M-F 8am-4:30pm
(excluding holidays)

Monroe County Sheriff's Office & Substations

Sheriff’s Office (A Zone)
NO sharps/needles!
955 S. Panorama Trl. 14625
M-F 8am-4pm
(excluding holidays)

Sheriff’s Office (B Zone)
NO sharps/needles!
393 Calkins Rd, 14623
M-F 8am-4pm
(excluding holidays)

Sheriff’s Office (C Zone)
NO sharps/needles!
2330 Union St. 14559
M-F 8am-4pm
(excluding holidays)

Sheriff’s Office (Property, Basement)
NO sharps/needles!
130 S. Plymouth Ave. 14614
M-F 8am-4pm
(excluding holidays)

Hospitals, Pharmacies & Colleges

Park Ridge Apothecary
1561 Long Pond Rd. Suite 104 14626
M-F 7am-2pm, Sat 7am-12pm
(Pilot program through 2019)

Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Ave. 14642
M-F 8:30am-7pm
Sat 9am-3pm, Sun 9am-1pm

Strong Ties Pharmacy
NO sharps/needles!
2613 W Henrietta Rd. 14623
8am-5pm M-F

Highland Hospital
Outpatient Pharmacy

1000 South Ave. 14620
M-F 9am-5:30pm
Sat & Sun 10am-2pm

Highland South Wedge Pharmacy
NO sharps/needles!
777 Clinton Ave. South 14620
M-T 9am-8pm, F 9am-6pm
No Weekends

(East Ridge location only)
NO Sharps/needles/liquids!
2100 East Ridge Rd. 14622
Pharmacy drop box: M-F 9am-9pm,
Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm

Tops Pharmacy
(Mount Read location only)
NO Sharps/needles/liquids!
3507 Mount Read Blvd. 14616
M-F 8:30am-9pm
Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-5pm

St. John Fisher College
Haffey Hall – Safety and Security Dept. Office
3690 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and U.S. Department of Justice – Drug Enforcement Administration (USDOJ – DEA) all have search engines to locate additional pharmaceutical drop-off locations in Monroe County and New York State:

 Acceptable Items

Local Police Stations only accept pharmaceuticals and do not accept vape pens, empty pill bottles or vials for injection. Only the ecopark accepts all the items listed below.

  • Prescription/over the counter medication bottles
  • Vials
  • Pet medications

Syringe IllustrationSyringes/Sharps


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