Services affected during bad weather 


Bolton Council services for today (25 March).

Bin collections

All crews are out collecting waste and recycling containers today. We expect to empty all bins as normal unless icy conditions or snow prevent safe collection / access.

Where bin collections are missed, residents should bring their bin in and present it again on the next scheduled collection day.


The gritting vehicles cover 510km of roads which is just over half of the total road network. Ploughs are deployed where snow is 2.5cm deep or greater.

Maps showing the roads which we grit and your nearest grit bin can be found using the link on the right hand side.

Follow the link on the right hand side for the current gritting status. You can sign up to email alerts about gritting too.


The decision to close a school is taken by the headteacher in consideration of the individual circumstances at their own premises.

During term-time, when there is bad weather, parents should contact the school directly for the most up-to-date information. A list of school contact numbers are available at

We are not aware of any unexpected school closures today (25 March)

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