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Christmas and New Year

COVID-19: latest information

Generic coronavirus banner. Find out what you can and can't do on Christmas Day and over the festive period.

Stay safe over Christmas

Christmas shopping and events

Christmas tree in front of Rochdale town hall.

There's lots of festive fun and events in our town centres, plus extended opening hours.

Christmas shopping and events

What goes in my bins?

Green, black, brown and blue bins all aligned up.

Make sure your bins don't overflow this Christmas and see what festive rubbish can go in which bin.

Christmas waste and recycling

12 days of Christmas fire safety

A toaster with fire coming out of it.

Important fire safety guidelines in the run up to the festive period.

Christmas fire safety

Office closures and updates

Sparkling white Christmas tree with hanging decorations.

Office closures, Council Tax Direct Debit dates, bin collection dates and more.

 Office closures and updates

Tips to stay well

Family smiling while daughter holds the television remote.

Look after your health this winter with tips from the NHS.

Stay well this winter

Christmas tree recycling points

Fallen Christmas tree on the floor.

Don't let your real Christmas tree go to waste. View different ways you can recycle it.

Christmas tree recycling points

School term and holiday dates

Classroom with students raising their hands. ​View our recommended school holiday pattern for schools in the borough.

School term dates

Emergency contact details

Emergency contact.

How to get in touch with us in an emergency during the Christmas period.

Emergency contact details

Christmas saving tips

A woman holding Christmas shopping bags.

Save money on food, gifts and energy bills with these Christmas saving tips.

Christmas saving tips

Guide to Christmas food safety

Christmas roast turkey getting sliced.

How to safely prepare turkey at home from the Food Standards Agency.

Guide to Christmas food safety

Christmas toy appeal

Christmas presents.
Donate a toy and help us make sure local children have presents to open on 25 December.

Christmas toy appeal