‘Mr.Trash Wheel’ Collects About 15 Tons of Garbage Every Day From Harbors

Mr.Trash Wheel has been in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore for some years now. The trash collector with…
Mr.Trash Wheel

Mr.Trash Wheel has been in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore for some years now. The trash collector with googly eyes has been collecting tons of river-borne trash in the city for the past years. This has resulted in the development of various water-wheel trash collectors like Prof. Trash Wheel and Capt. Trash Wheel.

A local inventor known as John Kellet is the brain behind this garbage collector. He was disturbed by the flow of trash floating towards the Baltimore harbor anytime he walked past the footbridge across the Jones Falls stream.

John had looked for a way to solve the problem, but there was none. However, he came up with the trash wheel. He ended up giving the harbor a clean and more sparkling look.

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Mr.Trash Wheel rotates by drawing power from the current of the river. The wheel uses solar power if enough electricity can’t be generated. John Kellet also creates cages specifically designed to fit into storm drain outfalls.

All thanks to John’s innovation as various organizations are now designing their Mr. Trash Wheel. Gwynda the Good Wheel of the West will soon be introduced to the Gwynns Falls while California is developing another Trash Wheel known as Trasharella.

I never envisioned we would have googly-eyes on this machine, with a name for it and a beer [named after it], and the trash wheel t-shirts and a trash wheel fan club and a trash wheel fan fest, it’s kind of beyond my wildest dreams.

Kellet

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