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. If a bank holiday is on a weekend, a 'substitute' weekday becomes a bank holiday, which is normally the following Monday.
2019 bank holidays
|Wednesday, 25 December||Christmas Day|
|Thursday, 26 December||Boxing Day |
2020 bank holidays
|Wednesday, 1 January||New Year's Day|
|Friday, 10 April||Good Friday|
|Monday, 13 April||Easter Monday|
|Friday, 8 May||Early May bank holiday (VE day)|
|Monday, 25 May||Spring bank holiday|
|Monday, 31 August||Summer bank holiday|
|Friday, 25 December||Christmas Day|
|Monday, 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
The 2 Rochdale household recycling centres (rubbish tips) are open every day of the year including on bank holidays except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Libraries and customer services
Libraries and customer services will be closed on bank holidays, although libraries will be open the weekends before and after.
You can 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.
Some Link4Life leisure facilities remain open on bank holiday and all services only close on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Apply, report and pay using online forms
You can use online forms to apply for benefits, school places, report missed bins, flytipping, make a payment and more.