Independence Day Closing Information

The Hawthorn Center will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. In addition, Howard County Government offices, courts, animal shelter, 50+ centers and landfill will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday on Tuesday, July 4.Cedar Lane and Schooley Mill Activity Rooms, the Gary J. Arthur and North Laurel Community Centers, county historic sites, Kiwanis-Wallas Hall, Meadowbrook Athletic Center and Robinson Nature Center will be closed on Independence Day. County parks and the Roger Carter Community Center will however be open on July 4. County offices will re-open at regular business hours on July 5.

Closed on Tuesday, July 4

  • County Government Offices
  • Courts
  • 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 Tuesday, July 4

  • County Parks
  • Roger Carter Community Center
  • RTA operates on a “Sunday” schedule

As there will be no trash, recycling, yard trim or food scrap pick-up on Independence Day, the County’s holiday “slide” schedule will be in effect; visit for a complete explanation of the schedule.

If your collection day is: Your collection day this week is:
Monday Monday
Tuesday moved to Wednesday, July 5
Wednesday moved to Thursday, July 6
Thursday moved to Friday, July 7
Friday moved to Saturday, July 8

The Regional Transportation Agency (RTA) will operate on a “Sunday” schedule. For more information on RTA, call 1-800-270-9553 or visit Parking enforcement will not be in effect for Main Street, Ellicott City, on Independence Day.

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.

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