This Machine Has Removed 1 Million Lbs Of Trash From The Water. Why Aren't They Everywhere?

March 1, 2017

Baltimore's Inner Harbor Water Wheel, or "Mr. Trash Wheel" to locals, combines old and new technology to harness the power of water and sunlight to collect litter and debris flowing down the Jones Falls River.

mr trash wheel Baltimore MD 1 millon pounds
Credit: Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore

The river's current provides power to turn the water wheel, which lifts trash and debris from the water and deposits it into a dumpster barge. When there isn't enough water current, a solar panel array provides additional power to keep the machine running.

When the dumpster is full, it's towed away by boat, and a new dumpster is put in place.

According to Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, Mr. Trash Wheel has removed more than one million pounds of garbage and debris since it launched in 2014.

Watch Mr. Trash Wheel in action below:

Like us on Facebook!

Click Here For The Most Popular On Sunny Skyz

feel good videoThis Video Of A 105-Year-Old Meeting His 5-Day-Old Great Grandson Is Bringing Joy To The World

feel good storiesFamily Plays Horror Board Game And Gets More Than They Bargained For

feel good storiesThe 10 Funniest Sibling Photo Recreations On The Internet

feel good storiesRogue Stapler Leaves The 4th Floor To Explore The World

feel good storiesWhat Becoming A Billionaire Actually Feels Like

feel good storiesThis Girl Made A 'Why You Should Date Me' Powerpoint For Her Crush

feel good videoNews Anchors Learn What A 'Furry' Is Live On Camera

feel good videoThis Kitten Was Abandoned, Then A Crow Does Something You've Never Seen

feel good videoThe Internet Can't Handle This Video Of A Baby Adoring His Mom

feel good videoComedian Has To Stop His Routine Because Of The Noise Coming From This Guy

feel good videoGirl Sings 'Hallelujah' With Lyrics That Tell The Easter Story

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!