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.

FAQ Topic: Refuse

What items can be recycled?

Check with your waste hauler for specific recycling information included with your refuse service. Ela Township offers several facilities for recycling items such as textiles, batteries, lightbulbs, etc.  For more information visit our recycling page.

How do I dispose of paints and chemicals?

Paint and chemicals can be disposed of by contacting SWALCO (Solid Waste Agency of Lake County.  Swalco offers various mobile events throughout the year, or you can make an appointment and bring recyclables to their facility in Gurnee, IL.  For more information, visit their website at www.swalco.org.  

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