City Of Akron Offices Closed December 25 And January 1 In Observance Of Christmas Day And New Year’s



Akron, Ohio, December 21, 2020— All municipal offices will be closed on Friday, December 25, 2020 in observance of Christmas Day and Friday, January 1, 2021 in observance of New Year’s Day.

There will be no curb service on Friday, December 25 or Friday, January 1. Trash/recycle collections for those affected will take place on Saturday. 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 Saturday, December 26, continuing through Saturday, January 2, the City of Akron Sanitation/Curb Service Division will permit residents to place extra trash alongside their trash carts, on their normal collection day.

"Each year we provide this extra service to our residents after the holidays, many of whom have additional items to discard or recycle,” Mayor Dan Horrigan said. "This pickup is intended for extra holiday items, including wrapping paper and gift boxes, which can easily overfill your cart. As always, we encourage residents to place cardboard and other recyclable materials in or next to 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. As always, customers who wish to put out a larger volume of unrelated bulk rubbish—like broken appliances or furniture—are asked to contact the Mayor’s Action Center at 3-1-1, (330) 375-2311 or www.akronohio.gov/311 to pre-schedule one of the three special bulk pickups allotted to each household, each year.

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro and Health Commissioner Donna Skoda recently announced that Summit County's stay-at-home advisory has been extended through Jan. 31, 2021 due to an ongoing surge in coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths. The advisory urges residents to limit guests at holiday gatherings, provide space for adequate social distancing, and require the wearing of masks.

“2020 has been a challenging year for many across our community,” Mayor Horrigan said. “But I am proud of how our community is responding, adapting, and working together toward recovery. Akron has proven once again that we are focused, compassionate, and resilient. While there is much work left to be done to care for our most vulnerable neighbors and ensure stability for all our families, there is also much to be hopeful for as we step forward into 2021, including the early distribution of an effective vaccine. On behalf of all of us at the City of Akron, thank you for your sacrifices and perseverance throughout 2020. I wish you and your family a joyous and safe holiday season and a happy, healthy New Year.”

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