ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Government offices, 50+ centers, courts, animal shelter, Alpha Ridge Landfill and Recreation & Parks’ Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum, Robinson Nature Center and Cedar Lane and Schooley Mill Activity Rooms will be closed on Monday, January 2nd in observance of the New Year’s holiday. As there will be no Monday curbside trash, recycling, yard trim or food scrap collection on the 2nd, the County’s holiday "slide” schedule will be in effect for the remainder of the week. County historic sites are closed for the season. 

County parks and Gary J. Arthur, North Laurel and Roger Carter Community Centers will be open on the 2nd. The Harriet Tubman Cultural Center, Kiwanis-Wallas Hall and Meadowbrook Athletic Complex will also be open, but only for scheduled programs.

On Saturday, December 31st, the Alpha Ridge Landfill, County parks, the Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum, Kiwanis-Wallas Hall (only for scheduled programs) and Robinson Nature Center will be open and there will be regular Saturday curbside collection. The Harriet Tubman Cultural Center will also be open on the 31st, but will close early at 2:00 p.m.; as will the Gary J. Arthur, North Laurel and Roger Carter Community Centers, which will close early at 5:00 p.m. 

County parks will be open on Sunday, January 1st, but with reduced staff. The North Laurel Community Center, Roger Carter Community Center and Gary J. Arthur will be closed on the 1st. 

The Regional Transportation Agency (RTA) buses will operate on a regular schedule on December 31st and January 2nd, but will not operate on January 1st. For more information on RTA, call 1-800-270-9553 or visit www.transitrta.com. Also, parking fees will be enforced on December 31st, but will not be enforced on January 1st or January 2nd. 

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 government operations will resume on Tuesday, January 3rd at regular business hours. 

Open on Saturday, December 31st  

  • Regular Saturday curbside trash, recycling, yard trim and food scrap collection service
  • Alpha Ridge Landfill
  • County parks  
  • Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum 
  • Robinson Nature Center  
  • Kiwanis-Wallas Hall (only for scheduled programs)  
  • Harriet Tubman Cultural Center (will close early at 2:00 p.m.)
  • Gary J. Arthur, North Laurel and Roger Carter Community Centers (will close early at 5:00 p.m.
  • RTA operates regular service
  • Parking fees enforced

Closed Saturday, December 31st     

  • County historic sites 

Open Sunday, January 1st 

  • County parks (Reduced staff present) 
  • Parking fees not enforced

Open on Monday, January 2nd  

  • County parks  
  • Gary J. Arthur, North Laurel and Roger Carter Community Centers
  • Harriet Tubman Cultural Center (open for scheduled programs only)
  • Kiwanis-Wallas Hall (open for scheduled programs only)
  • Meadowbrook Athletic Complex (open for scheduled programs only)
  • Regular RTA service

Closed on Monday, January 2nd   

  • County government offices
  • 50+ centers
  • Courts
  • Animal shelter
  • No Monday curbside trash, recycling, yard trim and food scrap collection service; holiday slide schedule in effect
  • Alpha Ridge Landfill 
  • Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum
  • Robinson Nature Center
  • Cedar Lane and Schooley Mill Activity Rooms
  • County historic sites
  • Parking fees not enforced
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