Council offices and libraries are closed on bank holidays, although you can access online services on this website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our Contact Centre will remain open for emergency calls only.
Bank holidays in England and Wales
Bank holidays in England and Wales. If a bank holiday is on a weekend, a 'substitute' weekday becomes a bank holiday, which is normally the following Monday.
2020 bank holidays
2021 bank holidays
|Friday, 1 January||New Year's Day|
|Friday, 2 April||Good Friday|
|Monday, 5 April||Easter Monday|
|Friday, 3 May||Early May bank holiday|
|Monday, 31 May||Spring bank holiday|
|Monday, 30 August||Summer bank holiday|
|Monday, 27 December|
Christmas Day (substitute day)
View changes over Christmas and New Year
|Tuesday, 28 December||Boxing Day (substitute day)|
Our Contact Centre will be open for emergency calls only over the bank holiday period.
Bin collections over the bank holiday
There are no changes to bin collections on bank holidays, except over Christmas and New Year.
Your bins will be collected on the same day as usual over bank holidays, Easter and Good Friday.
If you don't know which day your bin is normally collected, you can check by using our bin collection calendar. Please remember to put your bin out by 7am as normal.
Household waste and recycling centres (tips)
Get the latest information and opening times about household waste and recycling centres.
COVID-19 walk-through testing centres
The COVID-10 walk-through test centres across the borough will remain open.
Libraries and customer services
Coronavirus (COVID-19). Libraries and customer services usually close on bank holidays, and remain open the weekends before and after. Unfortunately, all our customer service centres are currently closed due to COVID-19, however, a number of libraries are open.
Libraries - view libraries that are open, location, opening hours and more
You can continue to access online library resources at any time:
Housing Benefit payments over the bank holiday
BACS payments and cheques due on bank holidays will be paid a day early.
There are no other changes to Housing Benefit payments.
Link4Life - leisure facilities
Link4Life is a Cultural Trust set up by Rochdale Borough Council to deliver leisure and cultural services in the borough.
Link4Life leisure centres will be closed on bank holiday Monday.
Touchstones Rochdale is open 9.30am-4.30pm.
All visits must be pre-booked
Apply, report and pay using online forms
You can use online forms to apply for benefits, school places, report missed bins, fly-tipping, make a payment and more.
Christmas office closures and updates
Most non critical services close on Christmas Eve and reopen in January.