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The office facilitates public access to information and heightens awareness of government services by operating as a full-service communications agency to provide professional expertise through a network of professional, creative, technical and administrative staff skilled in the following communications fields; marketing and promotion; print, television and electronic media; media and public relations; and information and referral services.

The office serves as a clearinghouse for all official government communications with the public to ensure that Howard County, its officials and representatives are consistently presented in a positive, professional manner.

George Howard Building from Roger Ave in the Spring

Howard County Government 2021 Holiday Closings

January 1 - New Year's  Day
Landfill is closed. NO trash, recycling, food scraps and yard trim curbside collection; holiday slide schedule is in effect.

January 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Landfill is open; regular trash, recycling, food scraps and yard trim curbside collection.

February 15 - President's Day
Landfill is open; regular trash, recycling, food scraps and yard trim curbside collection.

April 2 - Good Friday
Landfill is open; regular trash, recycling, food scraps and yard trim curbside collection.

May 31 - Memorial Day
Landfill is closed. NO trash, recycling, food scraps and yard trim curbside collection; holiday slide schedule holiday slide schedule is in effect. 

June 18 - Juneteenth National Freedom Day
Landfill is open; regular trash, recycling, food scraps and yard trim curbside collection.

July 5 - Independence Day 
Landfill is closed. NO trash, recycling, food scraps and yard trim curbside collection; holiday slide schedule is in effect. 

September 6 - Labor Day 
Landfill is closed. NO trash, recycling, food scraps and yard trim curbside collection; holiday slide schedule is in effect.  

October 11 - Indigenous Peoples' Day
Landfill is open; regular trash, recycling, food scraps and yard trim curbside collection.

November 11 - Veterans Day 
Landfill is open; regular trash, recycling, food scraps and yard trim curbside collection.

November 25 & 26- Thanksgiving Holiday 
Landfill is closed on 11/25. NO trash, recycling, food scraps and yard trim curbside curbside collection on 11/25; holiday slide schedule is in effect

December 24 - Christmas
Landfill is open and regular trash, recycling, food scraps and yard trim curbside collection. NOTE, the Landfill is closed on 12/25.

Police, Fire & 911 services, OPEN 24 HOURS, EVERY DAY! Call 911 for emergencies. Call 410-313-2200 for non-emergencies.
Howard County Government offices will be closed on the following dates for holiday observances. 

The Alpha Ridge Landfill is open and regularly scheduled trash, recycling, food scraps and yard trim curbside collection will occur UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED below. 

For more information on trash, recycling, food scraps and yard trim collection schedules see the slide schedule and inclement weather webpage.

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