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.
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.
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.
Power supply type
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.
Technical support is provided by the manufacturer.
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.
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Compliance with regulations
Mr. Trash Wheel is permitted for use by governing authorities in each respective location.
The product is evaluated through demonstrated trash removal.