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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

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.

11/23/2015: Village of Akron Thanksgiving Hours

The Village of Akron will be closed on Thursday November 26th and Friday November 27th, 2015 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  If you have a public works emergency, please call 542-2680 and if you have a police emergency, please call 911 or 542-4481.  We will resume normal business hours on Monday November 30, 2015. 

11/20/2015: Family Assistance Information Available at the Newstead Public Library

A Community Assistance Intern will be avaialble every Friday from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Newstead Public Library.  

11/17/2015: Current Electronic Recycling Program to End on November 25, 2015

Wednesday November 25, 2015 will be the last day that the Village of Akron/Town of Newstead will be accepting electronic waste to be dropped off by our residents at the Joint Municipal Facility located at 12707 Clarence Center Road.  No electronics will be allowed to be dropped off after this date.  Starting in 2016 Akron/Newstead residents will need to present a valid recycling permit to drop off their electronics.  No electronics will be allowed to be dropped off without a permit.  The permits are free of charge.

11/10/2015: Special Meeting Notice

There will be a special meeting of the Akron Village Board of Trustees tonight at 8:00 PM at the Akron Village Hall located at 21 Main Street.

10/29/2015: 2013 Fuel Sources and Air Emission Released by NYS PSC

The New York State Department of Public Serivice has just released the 2013 Fuel Sources and Air Emission to Generate Electricity for the Village of Akron.

The disclosure label shows the fuel sources used to generate the electricity and air emissions relative to the New York State average to deliver electricity to the Village of Akron.

10/28/2015: Village of Akron Leaf Pick Up & Compost Site Schedule

Monday October 19, 2015 was the last scheduled Monday curbside brush pick up in the Village of Akron.  Monday October 26, 2015 started our leaf pick up schedule.  The compost site will remain open on Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM - Noon through November 21, 2015.  After that date, the compost site will be closed until April 2016.

10/28/2015: Village of Akron Trick-or-Treating Hours

Trick-or-Treating hours have been established in the Village of Akron for Saturday October 31, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  With the help of the Akron Fire Company and Amherst Control, the fire siren will go off at 6:00 PM to signal the start and then again at 8:00 PM to signal the end of Trick-or-Treating in the Village of Akron.

10/13/2015: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday October 17, 2015

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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 on Saturday October 17, 2015 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.

10/13/2015: Village of Akron 2015 Leaf Pick-Up Schedule Released

The Village of Akron has released their 2015 Leaf Pick-Up Schedule.  Leaves will be picked up beginning on Monday October 26, 2015 through Friday November 20, 2015.  Leaves must be placed at the curb and not in containers.  Please do not mix brush or trash with your leaves.

2015 Leaf Pick-Up Schedule