Monroe County, local law enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Agency are parterning together on Saturday, Oct. 29 for the "National Take Back Day" collection event for pharmaceutical waste collection.

Monroe County, local law enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Agency are parterning together on Saturday, Oct. 29 for the "National Take Back Day" collection event for pharmaceutical waste collection.

No appointments are necessary to participate in “National Take Back Day," but residents can bring unused prescription medication into the affiliated locations for proper, environmentally-friendly disposal.

Waste from pharmacies, veterinary offices and pharmaceutical businesses will not be accepted.

“This pharmaceutical collection being held for the second time this year will continue to build upon the tremendous popularity of our award-winning Pharmaceutical Waste Collection Program,” said County Executive Maggie Brooks in a statement. “Monroe County not only leads by example by assisting other communities across the State with their own pharmaceutical waste collections, but programs such as this highlight the unique opportunities that local residents are offered in our community.”

The following locations will serve as collection stops:
· Monroe County ecopark located at 10 Avion Drive in Chili
· Fairport Police Department
· East Rochester Police Department
· Greece Police Department
· Brockport Police Department
· Gates Police Department
· Webster Wastewater Treatment Plant (226 Phillips Rd)
· Brighton Police Department
· Rochester Police Department (Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way)