Council services at Christmas

Many council services are available online 24/7.

You can:

For a full listing, see: Do it online .

Amended opening hours and services over the holiday period include:


Bereavement Services

The crematorium will be closed 25th - 27th December and on 2nd January 2018.

The Books of Remembrance will be open on all the above dates for visitors.

Cemeteries are open all year round, but are on call on Bank holidays.


Contact Centre 

The Contact Centre will be closed on 25th, 26th December and 1st January 2018.

Todmorden Customer First will be closed until 2pm on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.


Customer First

All Customer First offices will be closed on 25th, 26th December and 1st January.


Household Waste Collections

Christmas and New Year waste and recycling collection dates:

  • Collections will be a day later than usual. Note: If your collection is normally Monday (Christmas day), it has been brought forward to Saturday 23rd December:
Usual collection day Changed collection day
Monday 25th December 2017 Saturday 23rd December 2017
Tuesday 26th December 2017 Wednesday 27th December 2017
Wednesday 27th December 2017 Thursday 28th December 2017
Thursday 28th December 2017 Friday 29th December 2017
Friday 29th December 2017 Saturday 30st December 2017
Monday 1st January 2018 Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Tuesday 2nd January 2018 Wednesday 3rd January 2018
Wednesday 3rd January 2018 Thursday 4th January 2018
Thursday 4th January 2018 Friday 5th January 2018
Friday 5th January 2018 Saturday 6th January 2018

All collections should be back to your usual collection day by Monday 8th January.

Please recycle all that you can, every week.

Sign up for our collection day email reminder service

Have you signed up yet? Get email reminders for your waste and recycling collections by using the collection day finder for your postcode at: Collection day finder, then registering your email address where indicated.

Information on Service disruption

During the winter months there are often some unavoidable disruptions to service due to the weather and road conditions. Keep up to date with any disruptions by checking Disruptions and following us on twitter @recycle_waste @calderdale.

The waste and recycling crews do their best to complete collections in poor weather, but experience with recent winters has shown that some crews will fall behind on their rounds.

Missed collections will take place on the next working day, or if conditions don’t improve, all waste will be cleared on the next scheduled collection day. Safety is paramount and crews can only access where it is safe for the vehicle, crew and public. Don’t forget that a refuse vehicle is different to your own car and in some cases the road will not be passable for the refuse or recycling crews, even if your car has no problems. Please bear with us and we will get to you when we can.


Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC)

HWRCs will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

To find your nearest HWRC and check the opening times, see: Recycling Sites .

Recycle your Christmas trees

After the festivities, please recycle your Christmas tree. Christmas trees can be recycled in the garden waste skips at HWRCs or at Ogden Water . Please remove all decorations first! There are no collection points in parks or other locations for your old trees.


Libraries

Calderdale Libraries will have normal opening hours until 4pm on Saturday 23rd December 2017.

Central, Brighouse, Elland, Hebden Bridge, King Cross and Todmorden libraries will follow their normal opening hours 27th - 30th December, but close at 5pm (when normally open later).

All other libraries will remain closed throughout.

Libraries will open as normal from Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Note: All libraries will be closed for training the morning of Wednesday 3rd January 2018.


Licensing

Monday 25th December Closed
Tuesday 26th December Closed
Wednesday 27th December 9am - 5pm
Thursday 28th December 9am - 5pm
Friday 29th December 9am - 4.30pm
Saturday 30th December Closed
Sunday 31st December Closed
Monday 1st January 2018 Closed
Tuesday 2nd 2018 January onwards Open as usual

Markets

For details on all facilities, please see the individual Markets .


Museums and art galleries

Bankfield Museum
23rd December 10am - 4pm
24th December 2017 - 1st January 2018 Closed
2nd January 2018 10am - 4pm

 

Shibden Hall
23rd December 10am - 4pm
24th December 10am - 3pm
25th December 2017 - 2nd January 2018 Closed

Note: Shibden Hall will reopen on Saturday 6th January 11am - 4pm.

Smith Art Gallery
See times for Brighouse library .

Registrars

Saturday 23rd December 9am - 4pm
Sunday 24th December Closed
Monday 25th December Closed
Tuesday 26th December Closed
Wednesday 27th December 9am - 5pm
Thursday 28th December 9am - 5pm
Friday 29th December 9am - 5pm
Saturday 30th December 9am - 4pm
Sunday 31st December Closed
Monday 1st January 2018 Closed
Tuesday 2nd January 2018 onwards Open as usual

Sports centres and swimming pools

For details on facilities, please see the individual Sports venues .


Victoria Theatre Box Office

December Mon – Sat 10am to 6pm
January Sat 10am to 4pm

Note: The Box Office will be closed on Sunday 17th December, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.