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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

Cannabis Legislation

A Public Hearing has been approved by the Village Board regarding the new Cannabis Legislation scheduled for December 6, 2021 at 7 pm at the Village Hall.  Below is a summary about the law presented by NYCOM (New York Conference of Mayors) for your review.

Overview of Cannabis Legislation

Garbage Pick-up

Please note Friday garbage pick-up may be delayed until Saturday due to the Driver shortage at Modern Disposal.  Please continue to place your garbage and recycling at the curb on Friday just in case Modern is able to pick-up on Friday.

Thank you for your patience!

Halloween October 31, 2021

Trick or Treating will be Sunday October 31, 2021 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  Drivers please be extra cautious of pedestrians during that evening.

Phone System

Village Office phone system is up and running again.  Thank you all for your patience!

Phone System

Please note that the Village of Akron's office phone system is completely out at this time.  We are in constant contact with our carrier and are hoping to get back up as soon as possible.  Please note that our office is still open and our staff is happy to answer any of your questions.  You can also contact me at jdetine@akronvillage.us if you would rather email a question.  Thank you for your patience!

Jayne DeTine

Village Clerk

Garbage Pick-up Issue

Due to a shortage of drivers for Modern Disposal the regular garbage pick-up for Fridays may be pushed back until Saturday for the immediate future, so if the garbage is not pick-up Friday, please leave it out until Saturday!

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Recycling/Shred-it Event

Saturday September 25, 2021 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm located at the Joint Facility, 12707 Clarence Center Rd for Village of Akron and Town of Newstead Residents ONLY!

Garbage Pick-up Saturday September 11, 2021

Due to the Labor Day Holiday, the pickup for garbage/recycling will be on Saturday September 11, 2021.

Garbage pick-up only postponed until Saturday July 24, 2021

Due to short staffing the Garbage pick-up has been moved to Saturday July 24, 2021. 

Recycling will still be picked-up today Friday July 23, 2021.

Modern Disposal appreciates your patients and understanding.

Thursday July 8, 2021

Due to the weather forecast the Thursday Cruise Night sceduled for this evening has been cancelled.