News Release
 April 23, 2021
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – 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 24th, 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 State alone and over 985,000 nationwide. Since the program’s inception 6,842.4 tons of pharmaceuticals across the US 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 locations: NEW YORK 12775 Broadway Alden NY 3980 Maple Road Amherst NY 3500 Main Street Amherst NY 3035 Niagara Falls Blvd Amherst NY 2351 Maple Road Amherst NY 658 West Main Street Arcade NY 352 W. Genesee Street Auburn NY 2265 Downer Street Baldwinsville NY 390 W. Main Street Batavia NY 309 W. Morris Street Bath NY 425 Niagara Street Buffalo NY 345 Amherst Street Buffalo NY 1460 S. Park Avenue Buffalo NY 2101 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo NY 1740 Sheridan Drive Buffalo NY 1275 Jefferson Avenue Buffalo NY 700 Thruway Plaza Drive Cheektowaga NY 3865 Union Road Cheektowaga NY 35 Franklin Plaza Dansville NY 5175 Broadway Depew NY 4777 Transit Road Depew NY 6363 Transit Road Depew NY 6914 Erie Road Derby NY 3955 Vineyard Drive Dunkirk NY 9660 Transit Road East Amherst NY 2345 Buffalo Road Gates NY 2140 Grand Island Blvd Grand Island NY 3507 Mt. Read Blvd Greece NY S. 6150 South Park Avenue Hamburg NY 1800 Lake Road Hamlin NY 999 East Ridge Road Irondequoit NY 2300 N. Triphammer Road Ithaca NY 2000 Washington Street Jamestown NY 16 Jon J Wagner Way Lagrangeville NY 128 W. Main Street LeRoy NY 5827 S. Transit Road Lockport NY 7134 Rochester Road Lockport NY 11200 Maple Ridge Road Medina NY 271 Main Street New Paltz NY 7200 Niagara Falls Blvd Niagara Falls NY 301 Meadow Drive North Tonawanda NY 2401 W. State Street Olean NY 6272 Furnace Road Ontario NY 3201 Southwestern Blvd Orchard Park NY 6726 Route 9 Rhinebeck NY 87 East State Street Sherrill NY 700 1st North Street Syracuse NY 150 Niagara Street Tonawanda NY 890 Young Street Tonawanda NY 2140 Walworth-Penfield Rd. Walworth NY 355 Orchard Park Road West Seneca NY ### About Tops Friendly Markets Tops Markets, LLC is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 157 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 15,000 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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