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Akron, Ohio

City of Akron Offices Closed December 24 and December 31 in Observance of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

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City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of City of Akron Press Office
Published: 12-20-2021

Akron, Ohio, December 20, 2021 — All municipal offices will be closed on Friday, December 24 in observance of Christmas Day and Friday, December 31 in observance of New Year’s Day.

There will be no delay in trash/recycling service as a result of these holidays, and curb service with continue on its normal schedule. To get reminders and alerts about your household’s curb service schedule, please download the Akron Recycles app free on Android or Apple devices. You can also use the app’s waste wizard tool to search for items if you are unsure if they should be recycled or thrown out.

Effective Monday, December 27, continuing through Friday, December 31, the City of Akron Sanitation/Curb Service Division will permit residents to place extra trash alongside their trash carts, on their normal collection day. This pickup is intended for extra holiday items, including wrapping paper and gift boxes, which can easily overfill the cart.  As always, residents are encouraged to place cardboard and other recyclable materials in their recycling cart.

Following the holidays, the City will also collect residents’ holiday trees left on the curb on their normal collection day. Additionally, Summit Metro Parks offers drop off locations where residents can bring their live trees cleaned of all decorations to be chipped into mulch and used by crews to beautify Summit Metro Parks. They accept the trees from December 26 through January 31. Click here for drop-off locations. 

“While the holidays are always an important time to come together with your loved ones and family, it's absolutely imperative that we do so safely,” said Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan. “The last thing anyone wants for Christmas is COVID-19. Cases are rising rapidly and our hospital systems and healthcare workers are bearing the brunt of this new onset of hospitalizations. I would urge each of you to stay safe this holiday season. Stay home if you have symptoms and get vaccinated if you haven't already. I wish you and your family a joyous and safe holiday season and a happy, healthy New Year.”

For further information, contact:
City of Akron Press Office
Phone: 330-375-2754
E-mail: [email protected]

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