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Release Date: January 14,2021

City of Akron Offices Closed January 18 in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

There will be no curb service on Monday, January 18

Akron, Ohio, January, 14, 2021— All municipal offices will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

There will be no curb service on Monday, January 18. There will be a one-day delay of trash/recycle collections for the remainder of the week, with curb service resuming on Tuesday, January 19 and continuing through Saturday, January 23. To get reminders and alerts about your household’s curb service schedule, please download the Akron Recycles app free on Android or Apple devices. 

Additionally, the Mayor's Youth Leadership Council is hosting a virtual event on Monday, January 18 at 2 p.m. for high school students grade 9 and up to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The event will be on Zoom and students can register here. Participants will review an editorial about the Little Rock Nine. On September 19, 1957 Jane Emery, co-editor of the Central High School’s student newspaper, The Tiger, wrote a letter to her fellow students entitled, "Can you Meet the Challenge?" After reviewing the editorial, participants will discuss and share reactions to the role that young people have played in history, especially during the Civil Rights Movement.