Government closings listed for July 4

June 18, 2008

Howard County government offices, courts, animal shelter, library branches and the landfill will be closed in observance of Independence Day, Friday, July 4.

There will be no recycling or trash service July 4. Trash will be collected July 5 for Friday and Saturday routes. Recycling and yard waste collection for Friday routes will be collected July 11.

Parking meters are free July 4. Howard Transit and Connect-a-Ride will run limited routes July 4 (Howard Transit - Red, Silver, Green, Brown and Orange; and Connect-A-Ride J, K and the Laurel Loop). Call Howard Transit Customer Service at 800- 270-9553 for schedule information.

The 911 Center, police and fire departments remain staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For emergencies, call 911. For nonemergencies, call 410-313-2200.

County offices will reopen for regular business hours July 7.

Closed on Friday, July 4:

* County government offices

* Courts

* Animal shelter

* Landfill

* Library branches

* All trash and recycling services

* Parking meters are free

Open on Friday, July 4:

* 911 Center, police and fire

* Howard Transit & Connect-a-Ride (limited routes)

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