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Tops reminds community of pharmaceutical drop-off locations during 20th annual National Drug Take Back Day

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Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 01:30 pm

Saturday, April 24, marks the 20th annual National Drug Take Back Day, hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). As this day approaches, Tops Friendly Markets would like to remind the community that all 51 of its pharmacy locations are approved drop-off locations for prescription drugs. Working alongside the Department of Environmental Conservation, shoppers will find clearly designated disposal bins located in the Tops pharmacy department where they can dispose of their unused and unwanted medications.

“Tops is pleased to be able to offer this added convenience to the community not only on April 24, but year round,” said Matthew Hamed, director of pharmacy operations for Tops Friendly Markets. “We want to help be a part of the solution. Proper disposal of unused, unwanted and/or expired prescription medications helps not only protect our environment, but more importantly saves lives.”

The last National Drug Take Back day, hosted in October 2020, saw over 31,000 pounds of unused pharmaceuticals dropped off throughout New York alone and more than 985,000 nationwide. Since the program’s inception, 6,842.4 tons of pharmaceuticals across the U.S. have been properly disposed of.

Returning prescription drugs at any one of the 51 Tops Friendly Markets locations can be done safely and anonymously year-round during normal pharmacy hours at the following local locations:

   

3980 Maple Road

Amherst

3500 Main Street

Amherst

3035 Niagara Falls Blvd

Amherst

2351 Maple Road

Amherst

425 Niagara Street

Buffalo

345 Amherst Street

Buffalo

1460 S. Park Avenue

Buffalo

2101 Elmwood Avenue

Buffalo

1740 Sheridan Drive

Buffalo

1275 Jefferson Avenue

Buffalo

700 Thruway Plaza Drive

Cheektowaga

3865 Union Road

Cheektowaga

5175 Broadway

Depew

4777 Transit Road

Depew

6363 Transit Road

Depew

9660 Transit Road

East Amherst

2140 Grand Island Blvd

Grand Island

S. 6150 South Park Avenue

Hamburg

5827 S. Transit Road

Lockport

7134 Rochester Road

Lockport

11200 Maple Ridge Road

Medina

7200 Niagara Falls Blvd

Niagara Falls

301 Meadow Drive

North Tonawanda

3201 Southwestern Blvd

Orchard Park

150 Niagara Street

Tonawanda

890 Young Street

Tonawanda

355 Orchard Park Road

West Seneca

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