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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

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.  

Acceptable Products

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

12/31/2015: Village of Akron New Year's Hours

The Village of Akron will be closed on Friday January 1, 2016 for the New Year's Holiday.  If you have a public works emergency, please call 542-2680; If you have a public safety emergency, please call 911 or 542-4481.  We will resume normal business hours on Monday January 4, 2016.

12/24/2015: Village of Akron Christmas Hours

The Village of Akron will be closed on Friday December 25, 2015 for the Christmas holiday.  If you have a public works emergency, please call 542-2680; If you have a public safety emergency, please call 911 or 542-4481.  We will resume normal business hours on Monday December 28, 2015.

12/24/2015: Village of Akron Recycling & Garbage Pick Up Saturday December 26, 2015

The Village of Akron recycling and garbage pick-up this week will be on Saturday December 26, 2015 due to the Christmas holiday.  Recycling week "B" is scheduled to be picked up.

12/15/2015: Family Assistance Information Available at the Newstead Public Library

A community Assistance Intern will be available every Friday from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Newstead Public Library located at 33 Main Street, Akron, NY.

The Community Assistance Intern will be available to provide you with information regarding the various Social Services Programs that Erie County has to offer to you and your family.  Programs include: Help Buying Food; Help with Heating Bills; SNAP; WIC; Finding Legal Assistance; Home Weatherization; HEAP & Finding Health Clinics.

Please ask your librarian to direct you to our Community Assistance Intern.

12/09/2015: Community Christmas Celebration Saturday December 12, 2015

The Community Christmas Celebration is scheduled for Saturday December 12, 2015 in Russell Park, as a joint effort by the Akron Chamber of Commerce, Village of Akron, Akron Fire Company, Akron Lioness Organization, Akron Central School Elementary Chorus and the Akron Music Parents Association.  

11/23/2015: Village of Akron Recycling & Garbage Pick-Up Saturday November 28, 2015

The Village of Akron recycling and garbage pick-up this week will be on Saturday November 28, 2015 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  Recycling week "B" is scheduled to be picked up.