Rochdale residents could wait up to a month for Christmas bin collections

Residents in Rochdale will not have their rubbish collected for up to a month over Christmas and New Year.

The council says it's closing down non-essential services, including bin collection, over Christmas to save money.

Wheelie bin in Rochdale Credit: ITV Granada

Recycling and refuse are collected once every fortnight on alternate weeks in the town.

The decision means either bins or recycling will not be collected for up to four weeks in parts of Rochdale