August 20, 2019

Media Contacts:
Scott L. Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412
Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022

Howard County Government offices, courts, animal shelter, 50+ centers and the Alpha Ridge Landfill will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 2. As there will be no trash, recycling, yard trim or food scrap collection on Labor Day, the County’s holiday "slide” schedule will be in effect. For a complete explanation of the schedule, visit

While county parks and the Roger Carter Community Center will be open on Labor Day, the Cedar Lane and Schooley Mill Activity Rooms, Gary J. Arthur and North Laurel Community Centers, Kiwanis-Wallas Hall, Meadowbrook Athletic Center, Robinson Nature Center and county historic sites will be closed on the 2nd.

The Regional Transportation Agency (RTA) will operate on a “Sunday” schedule. For more information on RTA, call 1-800-270-9553 or visit All parking regulations and fees will be in effect. 

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 Tuesday, September 3. 

Closed on Monday, September 2 
County Government Offices
Animal Shelter
50+ Centers
Landfill and all trash and recycling services
Cedar Lane and Schooley Mill Activity Rooms
Gary J. Arthur and North Laurel Community Centers
County Historic Sites
Kiwanis-Wallas Hall
Meadowbrook Athletic Center
Robinson Nature Center                                   

Open on Monday, September 2
County Parks
Roger Carter Community Center
RTA will operate on a “Sunday” schedule

All parking regulations and fees will be in effect 

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