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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

07/30/2015: Document Shredding Event Saturday August 8, 2015

The Village of Akron & the Town of Newstead will be holding a document shredding event for their residents on Saturday August 8, 2015 from 9:00 AM - Noon at the Joint Municipal Facility located at 12707 Clarence Center Road.  All documents will be destroyed on site and no appointment is needed.  There will be a 7 box/container limit of shredding material per address.

06/02/2015: Document Shredding Event Saturday June 6, 2015

The Village of Akron & the Town of Newstead will be holding a document shredding event for their residents on Saturday June 6, 2015 from 9:00 AM - Noon at the Joint Municipal Facility located at 12707 Clarence Center Road.  All documents will be destroyed on site and no appointment is needed.  There will be a 7 box/container limit of shredding material allowed per address.

06/02/2015: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Report

The Village of Akron & the Town of Newstead hosted their 6th Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday May 30, 2015 at the Joint Municipal Facility located at 12707 Clarence Center Road.  This was the largest attended event to date with 214 residents coming through and recycling over 25,000 lbs of household hazardous waste.  Data collected from the previous five events show that the average number of attendees is 154 residents and recycling over 18,000 lbs of household hazardous waste.

05/28/2015: Document Shredding Event Saturday June 6, 2015

The Village of Akron & the Town of Newstead will be holdimng a document shredding event for their residents on Saturday June 6, 2015 from 9:00 AM - Noon at the Joint Municipal Facility located at 12707 Clarence Center Road.  All documents will be destroyed on site and no appointment is needed.  There will be a 7 box/container limit of shredding material allowed per address.  

05/14/2015: 2014 Water Quality Report Released

The Village of Akron 2014 Annual Water Quality Report has been released.  In compliance with New York State regulations, this report is prepared annually for public review.  The purpose of the report is to raise your understaning of drinking water and awareness of the need to protect our drinking water sources.

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your drinking water, please contact John Asmus, Chief Water Plant Operator at 585-547-9410.

05/07/2015: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday May 30, 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 May 30, 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 Akrion and Town of Newstead only.  Acceptable items include: oil based paints, stains & varnishes, adhesives, flammable liquids, aerosols, gasoline, miscellaneous cleaners, antifreeze, miscellaneous oils, batteries, herbicides and pesticides. 

05/05/2015: Regulation of Alarms and Monitoring Devices

This is a reminder of Chapter 110, Article III of the Code of the Village of Akron.

The Village Board recognizes the value of alarms and monitoring devices in protecting structures from intrusion, fire and other hazards.  The fire department and emergency services have advised the board that there are many unnecessary calls made because of malfunctions of these devices.  Such call outs expose our emergency responders to unnecessary hazards.

04/14/2015: Village of Akron & Town of Newstead 2015 Recycling Opportunities Schedule

The Village of Akron & the Town of Newstead have released their 2015 recycling opportunities for their residents.  We are promoting the following events:

Saturday April 25, 2015 - Tire Drop-off

Saturday May 30 & October 17, 2015 - Household Hazardous Waste

Saturday June 6 & August 8, 2015 - Document Shredding

For our complete recycling schedule and details, please click on the link below

2015 Recycling Opportunities Schedule

04/01/2015: Good Friday

The Village of Akron will be closed on Friday April 3, 2015 for Good Friday.  We will re-open on Monday April 6, 2015.

If you have a public works emergency, please call 542-2680 and if you have a police emergency, please call 911 or call 542-4481.

04/01/2015: Winter Parking Ban Lifted

Spring is officially here in the Village of Akron.  On April 1st of each year, the winter parking ban is lifted in the Village of Akron.  Overnight parking is now allowed on the streets of the Village of Akron until the winter parking ban goes back into effect on November 1st.