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
|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|
View changes over Christmas and New Year
|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 (tips)
Get the latest information and opening times about household waste and recycling centres.
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 libraries are currently closed due to COVID-19.
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.
Coronavirus (COVID-19). Some Link4Life leisure facilities usually remain open on bank holiday and all services only close on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Unfortunately, all LInk4Life centres are currently closed due to COVID-19.
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.