(City of Akron) Effective Wednesday, January 2, 2019, continuing through Monday, January 6, the City of Akron Sanitation/Curb Service Division will permit residents to place extra trash, in the form of wrapping paper and boxes alongside their trash carts, on their normal collection day.
"Each year we provide this extra service to our residents after the holidays, most of whom have additional items to discard or recycle,” Mayor Dan Horrigan said. "This particular pickup is intended for extra holiday items, like wrappings and boxes, which we realize won't all fit in one or maybe even two trash carts."
Following the holidays, the City will also collect residents' holiday trees left alongside trash carts on their normal collection day. As always, customers who wish to put out a larger volume of other household trash 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.
Please note, there will be no curb service on Tuesday, December 25 (in observance of Christmas Day) or Tuesday, January 1 (in observance of New Year’s Day). Curb service will resume Wednesday through Saturday, on a one-day delay.
The City of Akron issuing a press release, saying it's OK if you have a little more trash than usual around the holidays. They expect residents to have more garbage than usual and say if boxes and excess wrapping paper is not included in the recycling bins they will still pick up the trash. They plan to accomodate the excess pick-up the week of January 3 through the 7th, 2017.
The city adds that if residents are disgarding their Christmas trees, that's OK too.
A reminder that the trash pick-up will be pushed back a day during the holiday week. Christmas is Sunday, December 25, 2016.
See the full press release below:
Akron, Ohio, December 21, 2016 – Effective Tuesday, January 3, 2017 and continuing through Saturday, January 7, the City of Akron Sanitation/Curb Service Division will be permitting residents to place extra trash or recycling, in the form of wrapping paper and boxes alongside their trash or recycling carts, on their normal collection day. "Each year we provide this extra service to our residents after the holidays, most of whom have additional items to discard or recycle,” Mayor Dan Horrigan said. "This particular pickup is intended for extra holiday items, like wrappings and boxes, which we realize won't all fit in one or maybe even two trash carts." Following the holidays, the City will also collect residents' holiday trees left alongside trash carts on their normal collection day. As always, customers who wish to put out a larger volume of other household trash are asked to call Akron's 311 Call Center at 3-1- 1 or (330) 375-2311, to pre-schedule one of the three special large pickups allotted each household, each year. Please also note that, due to the holidays, curb service will be on a one-day delay for the next two weeks, with curb service resuming Tuesday through Saturday.
The Akron Zoo announced Wednesday that they will bring back their old holiday tradition of lights and displays throughout much of the holiday season.
The following is a press release from the Akron Zoo detailing the events:
Akron Zoo brings back holiday lighting event
AKRON, Ohio - The Akron Zoo will once again be lighting up the zoo with holiday
lights and displays after a 16-year hiatus. Wild Lights, the zoo’s new fun-filled family
event, will take place November 25-27, December 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 22-23 and 26-30,
2016. The event will run from 6-9 p.m.
Nearly the entire zoo will be decorated with a mix of lighted wildlife and
traditional holiday displays. The event will include a unique nightly light show focused on
animals near the zoo’s carousel, Santa Land, where people can visit with Santa and have
their pictures taken if they wish, a S’mores station, up-close animal encounters, dinner
at the zoo’s 4-star green certified restaurant and much more. Many of the zoo animals
will also be on exhibit.
“We are excited to bring this event back to our community and foster memorable
experiences for families, as well as educate and inspire people to take an active role in
conservation,” commented Doug Piekarz, president & CEO. “We are fulfilling the request
from our community to bring this event back, some of whom came as kids and now wish
to bring their kids to Wild Lights.”
The zoo had hosted Holidays Lights from 1987-2000 and decorated the zoo with
a half a million lights. Over 300,000 people visited the zoo for Holiday Lights during the
14 years the zoo held the event.
The zoo plans to have lights starting at its entrance and continuing throughout
the park, a traditional holiday theme in the historical portion of the zoo’s Mike & Mary
Stark Grizzly Ridge and a Candy Land theme in the zoo’s Frontier Town, which will
include an area where visitors can roast their own marshmallows for S’mores.
General (Non-member) admission for Wild Lights will be $15 for adults and $10
for children. Akron Zoo members will be $12 for adults and children are $9. Discounted
admission and early entrance at 5:00pm is available for those who purchase their tickets
in advance: Pre-sale general (non-member) admission will be $12 for adults and $9 for
children. Akron Zoo member advance purchased tickets will be $9 for adults and $8 for
On the nights that the zoo is open for Wild Lights it will be closed during the day.
Our regular winter hours running from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. apply to all non-event
November and December days.
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The zoo is also offering companies the opportunity to host their holiday party
during Wild Lights. Companies can rent out the entire zoo on an evening when Wild
Lights is not open to the public, or people can choose to have a smaller party at the zoo
during the event. For more information about hosting a party at the zoo call 330-375-
2550 ext. 7251.
The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. Zoo hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and
admission is $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, $9 for children (ages 2-14). Children
under two are free and parking is $3. For more information visit www.akronzoo.org or
call (330) 375-2550.
Founded in 1953, the Akron Zoo is a non-profit, world-conservation zoo with
over 700 animals from around the world. Located just west of Downtown Akron, the zoo
strives to provide a dynamic, financially responsible, guest-centered animal experience
that is energized by innovation and fun. The Akron Zoo is accredited by the Association
of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a
leader in global wildlife conservation and your link to helping animals in their native