Climate Action Plan: Waste Management In September 2020 paleBLUEdot, the Village’s environmental consultant, presented its findings for generating a Climate Action Plan. Its goal is to align our emissions with those set by the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Since 2012, the total municipal solid waste handled in Northbrook has increased 5.3%, from 13,880 tons to 14,613 tons — a 7.2% increase per capita. During that time frame, the collection of the different waste streams has  changed as follows: Organics increased 1%
Recyclables increased 4%
Trash (landfill) increased 9.1%  Also, the total combined organics and recycling share of municipal solid waste  has fallen 3.4% compared to an increase in trash of 9.1%. This is a trend in the wrong direction. The share of total solid waste generated in the community has remained relatively  consistent between yard waste, recyclables, and trash (landfill) broken out as follows from  2012-2019:Organics collection was 5.4%, Recyclables 27.9%, Trash (landfill) 66.7%  The study recommends that the Village: • Increase landfill waste diversion to 50% by 2030 (a 51% increase over 2019  diversion levels).• Decrease total per capita municipal solid waste handled by 5% by 2030.An important part of CAPT’s work is educating residents about the powerful  impact of climate change, as well as a wide range of solutions. To read CAPT’s full  report, click here: We encourage you to attend the next meeting, Monday, March. 8, at 6 p.m. Please  contact Michaela Kohlstedt, Deputy Director of the Department of Planning Services, at for the Zoom link. Public comments will be accepted only at the meeting’s start, before the CAPT  members commence business. The final meeting is  Monday, April 12, at 6 p.m. Past meetings can be viewed on youtube at – Northbrook CAPT Workshop A 121420