News Release
 October 23, 2019
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – October 26th marks the 17th 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 20 of its stores 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 October 26th, 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 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

Returning prescription drugs at any one of the 20 Tops Friendly Markets locations can be done safely and anonymously year round during normal pharmacy hours at the following locations:

7200 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 3500 Main St., Amherst, NY 3201 Southwestern Blvd, Orchard Park, NY 425 Niagara St., Buffalo, NY 5175 Broadway, Depew, NY 700 Thruway Plaza Drive, Buffalo, NY 2401 West State St., Olean, NY 2000 Washington St., Jamestown, NY 1460 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY 890 Young St., Tonawanda, NY 2101 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 658 West Main St., Arcade, NY 390 West Main St., Batavia, NY 1275 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo, NY 3955 Vineyard Dr., Dunkirk, NY 2265 Downer St., Baldwinsville, NY 700 1st North St., Syracuse, NY 3507 Mount Read Blvd., Greece, NY 35 Franklin Plaza, Dansville, NY 309 West Morris St., Bath, NY ###

Tops Markets, LLC is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 159 full-service supermarkets with five additional franchise stores and is the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York. As a leading grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont, and with the support of 14,000 associates, our core mission is to help our communities flourish. We support programs that seek to eradicate hunger and disease; promote the education of our youth; and to ensure we reduce environmental waste and energy consumption while providing our customers with sustainably sourced, high quality products. For more information, visit


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