Curbside pickups available for Akron flood victims |
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Wednesday afternoon, July 10, the City of Akron experienced 3 to 4 inches of rain in a very short period of time.
Flooding occurred causing the closings of roadways and expressways.
Along with the roadway flooding, the City received reports of nearly 200 flooded basements.
In response to these reports, city crews will pick up the flooding debris from our curb service customers through Friday, July 26.
If you have experienced flooding in your basement and you are a City of Akron curb service customer, you can put damaged material on the curb strip where your normal trash is placed and call 311 from your home phone or (330) 375-2311 from outside the City or from a cell phone to schedule a free pickup.
Pickups will occur on your normally scheduled pickup day.
Normally you cannot put material out before 4:30 pm the day before your pickup. Due to the severity of the flooding the City is waiving that rule until July 26.
City curb side customers are encouraged to bring the wet and damaged material out of their basements as soon as possible and put it on the curb strip.
This special pickup will not count against the three special pickups the City offers to its customers each year.