Howard County offices, courts, recreation centers and the animal shelter will be closed on Thanksgiving, and the day after.
All county facilities will reopen at regular business hours on Monday, Nov. 28.
No trash or recycling pickup services will be offered on Thanksgiving. Normal Thursday service will move to Friday, and for residents whose regular pickup is Friday, service is scheduled for Saturday.
The landfill will reopen Friday.
Parking meters are free on Thanksgiving, but all parking regulations and fees will be in effect Friday.
Howard Transit and Connect-A-Ride service will resume Friday.
The Roger Carter Recreation Center, Meadowbrook Athletic Complex, Robinson Nature Center, Gary J. Arthur Community Center at Glenwood and the North Laurel Community Center will be closed Thursday and Friday.