Mr. Trash Wheel
Mr. Trash Wheel is a semi-autonomous trash interceptor that is placed at the end of a river or stream.
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.
300,000 USD -750,000 USD depending on location and design.
Cities along waterways
Mr. Trash Wheel is assembled and installed by Clearwater Mills LLC.
Interested communities can contact Clearwater Mills LLC to survey waterways to assess the feasibility and learn about other requirements for installation and use.
Three Mr. Trash Wheels have been installed as of July 2020.
Does it requires a person to operate, or is automated to function independently?
Material/products consumed with each use
Type of power needed
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 targets include: renewable energy, single point debris collection, and reduced operational and maintenance costs.
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.
Mr. Trash Wheel is permitted for use by governing authorities in each respective location.
The product is evaluated through demonstrated trash removal.
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