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Pharmaceutical Collections

Monroe 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.

10 Avion Drive, Rochester, NY 14624
Wed 1pm-6:30pm, Sat 7:30am-1pm
Closed on Holidays &
Thanksgiving/Christmas Weekends

Local Police Stations

Brighton PD
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 to 6pm
(excluding holidays)
Fairport PD
31 S. Main St. 1445)
M-F 8:30am to 4:30pm
(excluding holidays)
Gates PD
1605 Buffalo Rd. 14624
M-F 8am to 5pm
(excluding holidays)
Greece PD NO Sharps/needles!
6 Vince Tofany Blvd. 14612
M-F 8am to 5pm
(excluding holidays)
Irondequoit PD NO Sharps/needles!
1300 Titus Ave. 14617
M-Sat 8am to 11pm
(excluding holidays)
Ogden PD
269 Ogden Center Rd. 14559
M-F 8am to 4:30pm
(excluding holidays)
Webster PD
1000 Ridge Rd. 14580
Temporarily Closed!

Monroe County Sheriff's Office & Substations

Sheriff’s Office (A Zone)
955 S. Panorama Trl. 14625
M-F 8am to 4pm
(excluding holidays)
Sheriff’s Office (B Zone)
245 Summit Point Dr. 14467
M-F 8am to 4pm
(excluding holidays)
Sheriff’s Office (C Zone)
2330 Union St. 14559
M-F 8am to 4pm
(excluding holidays)
Sheriff’s Office (Property, Basement)
130 S. Plymouth Ave. 14614
M-F 8am to 4pm
(excluding holidays)

Acceptable Items

  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications NO illegal drugs
  • Ointments and creams
  • Sprays and inhalers
  • Empty Prescription Bottles
  • Vials
  • Pet medications


Syringes/sharps must be in approved sharps containers or sturdy alternatives (two liter plastic bottles, rugged laundry soap bottles, etc.). All containers should be capped and labeled "SHARPS" Sharps should NEVER be placed in a curbside recycling bin.

Syringes/sharps can also be dropped off at local hospitals and nursing homes. Click here for more info and drop off locations

Waste Management also offers a mail in program for syringes/sharps. Click here for more information.