Ela Township facilities are open to the public from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Thursday, and from 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Friday.  Masks are optional for all visitors and staff regardless of vaccination status.  For more information and resources on Covid-19, please click here.


Ela Township provides several recycling opportunities for our residents.  At Ela Town Hall, you will find a battery and lightbulb recycling center in the lobby of the main entrance.  Did you know household batteries such as AA and AAA can be thrown out in the trash and they cannot be recycled?   Check out our battery and lightbulb recycling guidelines for more information on what can and cannot be recycled.

The Ela Township Highway Department has built three recycling centers within the Township for recycling of old shoes, U.S. flags, eye glasses, hearing aids, and old cell phones.  The Highway Department periodically collects the contents and distributes them to appropriate users or organizations.  You can find these 24-hour accessible outdoor recycling centers at the Ela Historical Society & Museum, Knox Park, and Knigge Park.

Recently, the Ela Township Highway Department partnered with Swalco and placed a clothing and textile recycling center on the property.  Please consider dropping any unwanted clothing or textiles in the bin located at the Highway Department.

Recycling Resource Links:

Prairieland Disposal: Convenient drop-off service for electronics, textiles, batteries, corks, etc.

Swalco: Solid Waste Agency of Lake County offering chemical waste and electronics recycling.

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