Bank holiday office closures and updates
Our Contact Centre will remain open for emergency calls only.
UK bank holidays
If the bank holiday is on weekend, ‘substitute’ weekday becomes a bank holiday, which is normally the following Monday.
Council offices are closed on bank holidays.
- If you have an emergency, please use the out-of-hours emergency contact numbers.
- You can apply, report or pay for services online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no planned changes to bin collections over the Christmas and New Year period.
If you don't know which day your bin is normally collected, you can check by using our bin collection calendar.
Household waste and recycling centres (tips)
Get the latest information and opening times about household waste and recycling centres.
Libraries and customer services
Libraries and customer services will be closed on bank holidays.
We may need to temporarily close libraries for various reasons such as building works, staff resources and unforeseen circumstances. View temporary library closures
You can continue to access online library resources at any time:
- Our digital library - eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewspapers and eMagazines
- Online library resources and references
- Renew your library book online
Housing benefit payments
BACS payments and cheques due to be paid on bank holidays will be paid the day before the bank holiday.
There are no other changes to Housing Benefit payments.
The Register Office
Pre-booked ceremonies will continue to go ahead.
For urgent enquiries please call the out-of-hours phone number 0300 303 8875
Your Trust (Link4Life) - leisure facilities
Your Trust is Cultural Trust set up by Rochdale Borough Council to deliver leisure and cultural services in the borough.