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Howard County Government Closings for Christmas Holiday 

Howard County Government Closings for Christmas Holiday 

December 18, 2018
 
Media Contact:
Scott Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412

Howard County Government offices, animal shelter, 50+ centers, Cedar Lane and Schooley Mill Activity Rooms, Gary J. Arthur, North Laurel and Roger Carter Community Centers, Meadowbrook Athletic Complex, Robinson Nature Center, Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum, and the county historic sites will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25. The Alpha Ridge Landfill and courts will be open on December 24 until 2:00 p.m. and both will be closed on December 25. There will regular curbside trash, recycling, food scrap or yard trim collection on December 24; however, there will be no pick-up on December 25. As a result, the County’s holiday "slide” schedule will be in effect for the remainder of the week. For a complete explanation of the holiday “slide” schedule, visit www.howardcountymd.gov/holidayschedule. 

In addition, County parks will be open on December 24 and 25; however, there will be no staff present. 

The Regional Transportation Agency (RTA) buses will operate on a normal schedule on December 24, and will not run on December 25. For more information on RTA, call 1-800-270-9553 or visit www.transitrta.com. Howard County parking fees will not be enforced on December 24 or December 25. 

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 Wednesday, December 26. 
                    
Open on Monday, December 24
Courts (open until 2:00 p.m.)        
County parks (NO staff present)    
Landfill (open until 2:00 p.m.)    
Regular trash, recycling, food scrap or yard trim pick- up services
RTA normal service                                    

Closed on Monday, December 24
County government offices            
Animal shelter        
50+ centers                    
Robinson Nature Center
Community centers, athletic complex and activity rooms
Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum
County historic sites                
Parking fees not enforced    
      
Open on Tuesday, December 25
County Parks (NO staff present)

Closed Tuesday, December 25           
County government offices            
Courts        
Animal shelter                
50+ centers                    
Alpha Ridge Landfill    
No trash or recycling service, yard trim and food scrap pick-up services
Community centers, athletic complex and activity room    
Robinson Nature Center
Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum
County historic sites    
No RTA Service                 
Parking fees not enforced    

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