News Release
 October 25, 2018
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – October 27th marks the 16th time that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host its National Drug Take Back Day and this year Tops Friendly Markets is pleased to announce that 20 of its stores are now approved to collect prescription drugs. Working alongside the Department of Environmental Conservation, shoppers will now see 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 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.”

In 2016, a survey conducted by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health noted that 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study found that the majority of drugs that were abused were those found in the medicine cabinets of friends and family members. This past spring the DEA conducted a National Drug Take Back Day where nationwide over 949,046 lbs. drugs were collected.

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 165 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs more than 14,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at


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