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Medical Ointments

Medical Ointments are accepted at the ecopark and various other pharmaceutical collection sites. See below for more information.

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.

Some local law enforcement agencies are now accepting pharmaceutical waste.
Please CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL AGENCY before visiting.
10 Avion Drive, Rochester, NY 14624
Wed 1pm-6:30pm, Sat 7:30am-1pm
Closed on Holidays
CLOSED Sat, Dec 26th

Local Police Stations

Rochester PD
NO sharps/needles!
185 Exchange St. 14614
Mon-Sun 24 hrs/day
Brighton PD NO sharps/needles!
2300 Elmwood Ave. 14618
M-F 8am-6pm
(excluding holidays)
Brockport PD NO sharps/needles!
One Clinton St. 14420
M-F 8am-4pm
(excluding holidays)
East Rochester PD NO sharps/needles!
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)
Gates PD NO sharps/needles!
1605 Buffalo Rd. 14624
M-F 8am-5pm
(excluding holidays)
Greece PD NO sharps/needles!
6 Vince Tofany Blvd. 14612
M-F 8am-5pm
(excluding holidays)
Irondequoit PD NO sharps/needles!
1300 Titus Ave. 14617
M-Sat 8am-11pm
(excluding holidays)
Ogden PD NO sharps/needles!
269 Ogden Center Rd. 14559
M-F 8am-4:30pm
(excluding holidays)
Webster PD NO sharps/needles!
1000 Ridge Rd. 14580
M-F 8:30am-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!
245 Summit Point Dr. 14467
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

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

Acceptable Items

  • Prescription/over the counter medication 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.