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The Village of Akron is located in Western New York about 25 miles east of Buffalo and 50 west of Rochester. Akron is a place for your residence or business. You'll like it here!

Akron was founded in 1849 and is over 150 years old. It has gone through cycles of growth and prosperity with some of its history reflected in this web site. We have a strong industrial base that provides jobs, low property taxes and supports a complex infrastructure of municipal electric, water and wastewater systems. We have a cross section of homes in various settings, and periods, all focused around a quaint central business district. Akron is located within minutes of major shopping malls, sporting events including the NFL Buffalo Bills football and NHL Buffalo Sabres hockey teams. Cultural activities include parks, concerts, recreation, summer fairs, celebrations, and parades, volunteer organizations and just plain good company.

Akron is unique in village government as the Akron Water System flows through Wyoming, Genesee and Erie County. The Akron Water Plant is located in the Town of Darien in Genesee County with the Akron water reservoir located in the Town of Bennington in Wyoming County. Having a Village sewer plant sized for residential and industrial growth, along with a municipal electric utility system that has historically provided electricity at a very low rate, make Akron very attractive to business and residents alike. All physical plants are kept up to date and funded through capital projects are planned well six or more years into the future. We work to keep permit fees for buildings and village services highly competitive and pride ourselves on customer service. The Mayor and Board of Trustees have historically focused on keeping governmental costs down and establishing partnerships with surrounding municipalities wherever it is of mutual value.

Akron has it own fire and police departments that are highly respected. A New York State police presence is located within village limits. Akron has a planning board and a zoning board for resident and business property owner protection.

Above all, Akron is a warm friendly place, a place to take a walk on a warm summer night and just enjoy the community spirit. Akron is truly a special place to live, work, establish a business and enjoy!

Village of Akron, 21 Main Street, Akron, NY 14001 716-542-9636

Latest News

04/22/2016: New Recycling Tote Program Changes

The Village of Akron & Town of Newstead have instituted the following changes to the distribution of recycling totes.  All recycling tote transactions & concerns will be handled by the Newstead Town Clerk at 5 Clarence Center Road, even if you are a resident of the Village of Akron.  

If you have built a new home, in the village or the town, there will be no charge for the recycling tote to that homeowner.  The homeowner would have to go to the Newstead Town Clerk and request thier free recycling tote.

04/22/2016: Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Recycling Collection Event Saturday April 23, 2016

The Village of Akron and the Town of Newstead are pleased to announce that we will be holding a Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Recycling Collection Event on Saturday April 23, 2016 from 9:00 AM - Noon at the Joint Municipal Facility located at 12707 Clarence Center Road.  The event is open to residents of the Village of Akron and Town of Newstead only.

04/11/16: Village Budget WorkSession

The Village of Akron will be holding a budget work session on Monday April 11, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the Village Hall located at 21 Main Street.

03/28/2016: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday April 23, 2016

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The Village of Akron and the Town of Newstead are pleased to announce that we will be holding a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday April 23, 2016 from 9:00 AM - Noon at the Joint Municipal Facility located at 12707 Clarence Center Road.  The event is open to residents of the Village of Akron and the Town of Newstead only.  

03/08/2016: Village of Akron Lifts Winter Parking Restrictions

Effective immediately, the Village of Akron has lifted the Winter Park Restrictions.  

The Mayor, in consultation with the Chief of Police, have decided to lift the Winter Parking Restrictions given the mild weather and the mild outlook for the remainder of March.  

You are now allowed to park overnight on the streets of the Village of Akron.  Please note, however, that if there is snow, your help in keeping vehicles off the street will make snow removal easier.

03/01/2016: Village of Akron Utility Bills

Beginning March 1, 2016 all of the Village of Akron utility bills are now all being billed monthly and are due on the same day.  

There will no longer be any quarterly billings. The water bills will now mirror the electric billing with meter readings taking place around the 15th of the month and being billed on the 1st of the following month and due on the 20th of that month.

We feel these new billing cycles will make it easier on residents so they do not need to remember which utilities are billed quarterly and when the next bill is coming.

02/01/2016: Free Electronic and Appliance Recycling at Best Buy Stores

Best Buy stores in Western New York offer a year round free electronic and appliance recycling program.  

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01/19/2016: Special Meeting Cancellation

The special meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday January 19, 2016 @ 5:30 PM has been cancelled.  The next next regular meeting of the Village Board of Trustees is scheduled for Monday January 25, 2016 @ 7:30 PM.

01/06/2016: Village of Akron/Town of Newstead 2016 Electronic Recycling Program Announced

The Village of Akron & Town of Newstead would like to introduce the new 2016 Electronic Recycling Program.  Due to the escalating cost of recycling Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT's) we have instituted a new CRT Recycling Permit.  As a participant in the Village of Akron Garbage & Recycling Program you as a property owner are eligible to recycle up to two (2) CRT's per year.  

Electronic Recycling Program Notice

12/31/2015: Village of Akron Recycling & Garbage Pick Up Saturday January 2, 2016

The Village of Akron recycling and garbage pick-up this week will be on Saturday January 2, 2016 due to the New Year's holiday.  Recycling week "A" is scheduled to be picked up.