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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

Phone: 716-542-9636

Fax: 716-542-5586

Latest News

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

10/13/2015: 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: Village of Akron Monday Curbside Brush Pick-Up

Monday October 19, 2015 will be the last date for curbside brush pick-up in the Village of Akron.  The compost site at the Joint Municipal Facility at 12707 Clarence Center Road will remain open on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to Noon until November 21, 2015

10/07/15: Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration

On October 12, 2015, the Town of Newstead, the Village of Akron and the Akron Central School District will, for the first time, officially acknowledge and celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day.  This is a precedent setting occurrence, and it is believed that the Town and Village are the first to recognize this day, following the example set by cities such as Berkeley, California in 1992 and Seattle, Washington, just last year.  Akron Central School is believed to be the first school district to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day in the eastern United States.

09/18/15: Household Battery Recycling Drop Off Location

The Akron Village Hall now has a recycling bucket for residents to bring in and recycle their household batteries.  Trustee E. Peter Forrestel, II approached the businesses with the idea of having recycling buckets at various locations in the village in which residents can drop off their household batteries which will then be stored until they can be recycled.  Buckets will also be located at the Bank of Akron, Newstead Town Hall and the Akron Bugle.

The buckets have been donated from Perry's Ice Cream and labels donated from Niagara Label.  

09/17/2015: Agricultural Districts Open Enrollment

The Erie County Legislature designated September 1 through September 30 each year as the annual thirty-day period during which a landowner may request the inclusion of predominantly viable agricultural land into a certified agricultural district in accordance with Section 303-b of the New York State Agricultural and Markets Law.

Landowners interested in agricultural assessment may also be interested in enrolling in an agricultural district at this time.

09/11/2015: Akron Chamber of Commerce "Super Cruise & Craft Show" Rescheduled

The Akron Chamber of Commerce "Super Cruise & Craft Show" scheduled for Saturday September 12th has been cancelled and rescheduled for Saturday September 26th from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.