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Refuse and Recycling Programs

2022 Recycling Calendar & information from Modern

*see links below to recycling area maps

The only Town-Village Household Hazardous Waste, Electronics and Shred-it event for this year will be held on May 21st at the Joint Municipal Facility from 9:00am-12:00pm. There will be no fall event for 2022!

Alternative year-round Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics drop-off

Find an Electronics Drop-off Location

List of Acceptable Electronics for drop-offs

Office hours at the Joint Facility for customer service or to pick up a recycling cart are Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm.

Recycling Cart charges: 96 gal cart-$75.00, 65 gal cart-$60.00, 35 gal cart-$55.00

To purchase a cart in addition to the original cart you were supplied with, go to the Town Clerk's office at 5 Clarence Center Rd to pay the fee for the cart. You will be given a receipt to take to the Joint Facility to pick up the size cart you have purchased. 

REFUSE: The Town of Newstead and Village of Akron contract jointly with Modern Disposal Service for refuse and recycling pick up. Refuse(garbage) is picked up every week on Fridays in the town and village. Trash should be placed at the street in standard sized garbage containers or plastic bags no sooner than 6:00pm on Thursday and no later than 6:00am on Friday. You are allowed to put out 4 containers at a maximum of 30 gallons each for garbage each week and are allowed to place one (1) bulky item or white good at the curb per week. On white goods, residents are responsible for removal and disposal of all CFCs. No tires are allowed. The town has a tire drop-off once a year in April(see the highway dept page for more information).

RECYCLING is picked up every other week with the northern part of the town and village being on "A" week schedule and the southern part of the town and village being on "B" week schedule. Please see the links to the recycling pick up map and annual recycling schedule below to determine whether your street/residence is an A week or B week for recycling.

In the event that there is a Monday holiday, collection may be delayed one day to Saturday. Please see the annual refuse/recycling pick up schedule below for dates that this may apply to.

RECYCLING CARTS: At the beginning of our contract with Modern in January of 2013, every residence in Akron-Newstead was delivered a 65 gallon recycling tote with a green flip-top lid. Those recycling totes are the property of the Town of Newstead and Village of Akron. They are assigned by micro-chipped numbers to specific residences and if a property is transferred to a new owner, the bin is to be left at the residence for the new owners! If you live in a mobile home park or multiple residence dwelling or commercial property, the owner of those properties are required to contract for garbage and recycling services on their own for their tenants benefit. If your current cart has broken, please contact the Highway Dept. at 542-5412. There may be a charge to replace the cart.

OTHER RECYCLING EVENTS: Throughout the year the Town and Village also hold several other independent recycling events such as household hazardous waste drop-off events, electronics recycling events, document shredding events for securely disposing of your sensitive paper documents, and a tire drop-off event in April. For more information call the Town Hall at 542-4573, the Village Hall at 542-9636 or the Joint Highway Facility at 542-5412.

Best Buy stores offer year round electronics recycling at all of their stores.  Click here for more information or visit