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Christmas and New Year's Holiday Closings


Government Offices  
Closed – Wednesday, December 25 thru Wednesday, January 1

Senior Centers  
Closed – Wednesday, December 25 thru Wednesday, January 1

County Parks  
Closed – Wednesday, December 25 (Gates will be open to allow visitors but parks will not be staffed). 
Open – Tuesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 26 thru Wednesday, January 1 

Cedar Lane Activity RoomClosedTuesday, December 24 (Close Early), Wednesday, December 25 (Closed), Tuesday, December 31 (Close Early) and Wednesday, January 1 (Closed) 
Open Thursday, December 26 thru Monday, December 30

Gary J. Arthur Community Center
Closed – Tuesday, December 24 (Close 5 p.m.), Wednesday, December 25 (Closed), Tuesday, December 31 (Close 5 p.m.) and Wednesday, January 1 (Closed) 
Open – Thursday, December 26 thru Monday, December 30 

Historic Sites 
Closed – Tuesday, December 24, Wednesday, December 25, Tuesday, December 31 and Wednesday, January 1  
Open – Thursday, December 26 thru Monday, December 30

Kiwanis-Wallas Community Center 
Closed – Tuesday, December 24 (Close Early), Wednesday, December 25 (Closed), Tuesday, December 31 (Close Early) and Wednesday, January 1 (Closed) 
Open – Thursday, December 26 thru Monday, December 30

Meadowbrook Athletic Center  
Closed –  Tuesday, December 24 (Close 5 p.m. - Open only for scheduled events), Wednesday, December 25 (Closed), Tuesday, December 31 (Close 6 p.m.) and Wednesday, January 1 (Closed)
Open – Thursday, December 26 thru Monday, December 30

North Laurel Community Center
Closed – Tuesday, December 24 (Close 5 p.m.), Wednesday, December 25 (Closed), Tuesday, December 31 (Close 5 p.m.) and Wednesday, January 1 (Closed) 
Open – Thursday, December 26 thru Monday, December 30

Robinson Nature Center
Closed – Tuesday, December 24, Wednesday, December 25, Tuesday, December 31 and Wednesday, January 1
Open – Thursday, December 26 thru Sunday, December 29
 

Roger Carter Recreation Center 

Closed –  Tuesday, December 24 (Close 5 p.m.), Wednesday, December 25 (Closed), Tuesday, December 31 (Close 5 p.m.) and Wednesday, January 1 (Closed)
Open – Thursday, December 26 thru Monday, December 30


Trash/Recycling Collection  
No pickup Wednesday, December 25 and Wednesday, January 1
Normally scheduled pick-up Tuesday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 31
Slide schedule in effect Thursday, December 26 thru Saturday, December 28 and Thursday, January 2 thru Saturday, January 4

Click here for holiday slide schedule.

Landfill  
Closed – Wednesday, December 25 and Wednesday, January 1
Open, Limited Hours, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. – Tuesday, December 24
Open, Regular Hours, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. – Thursday, December 26 thru Saturday, December 28 and Monday, December 30
Open, Limited Hours, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. – Tuesday, December 31

Click here for the Alpha Ridge Landfill webpage. 

Courts  
Closed – Tuesday, December 24, Wednesday, December 25, Tuesday, December 31 and Wednesday, January 1
Open – Thursday, December 26, Friday, December 27 and Monday, December 30 

Animal Shelter  
Closed – Wednesday, December 25, Saturday December 28, Wednesday, January 1
Open – Tuesday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 31
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. – thru 3:00 p.m.;
Adoption Hours: 10:00 a.m. thru 2:30 p.m.
Open Regular Hours: Thursday, December 26 and Friday, December 27 

Central Maryland Regional Transit and Howard Transit  
No Service – Wednesday, December 25 and Wednesday, January 1
Regular Service – Tuesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 26 thru Tuesday, December 31 
 

The 9-1-1 Center, Police and Fire departments remain staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  For emergencies, call 9-1-1; for non-emergencies, please call 410-313-2200.   

County offices will re-open at regular business hours on Thursday, January 2.   

 

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Employment Opportunities
Now you apply online for positions with Howard County Government by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date identified for each of our job listings.  You will not be able to submit your application online after that date and time.