Updated on January 15, 2024


Created on October 5, 2020

Mr. Trash Wheel

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Mr. Trash Wheel is a semi-autonomous trash interceptor that is placed at the end of a river or stream.

Developed By
  1. Clearwater Mills
Tested By
  • Clearwater Mills
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Product Description

Mr. Trash Wheel is a semi-autonomous trash interceptor that is placed at the end of a river, stream, or another outfall. Mr. Trash Wheel is designed to collect and remove trash from bodies of water. The interceptors are powered by renewable power and designed to withstand storms.

This product is currently implemented in Maryland, USA. The manufacturer aims to distribute globally in 2020.

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Public Sector Agencies

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Clearwater Mills, LLC.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Mr. Trash Wheel is assembled and installed by Clearwater Mills LLC.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Interested communities can contact Clearwater Mills LLC to survey waterways to assess the feasibility and learn about other requirements for installation and use.

Distributions to Date Status

Three Mr. Trash Wheels have been installed as of July 2020.

User operation




Power supply type

Solar, Hydro

Design Specifications

A transportable waste collection system for collecting waste found in a body of flowing water, Mr. Trash Wheel consists of a flotation platform, a waste collection conveyor, and a storage receptacle for storing the conveyed waste; and a water wheel that provides power to the separator.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Technical support is provided by the manufacturer.

Replacement Components

Replacement components can be sourced from the manufacturer.



Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Manufacturer specified performance targets include: renewable energy, single point debris collection, and reduced operational and maintenance costs.

Vetted Performance Status

Testing conducted by the designer demonstrated effectiveness of trash removal. Testing performed by the manufacturer demonstrated the trash removal effectiveness, however, no third-party testing has been completed.


There are no known safety issues with this product.

Complementary Technical Systems


Academic Research and References


Compliance with regulations

Mr. Trash Wheel is permitted for use by governing authorities in each respective location.

Evaluation methods

The product is evaluated through demonstrated trash removal.

Other Information

Video showing Mr. Trash Wheel The Patent can be checked here

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