Baltimore Unveils Second Waste Water Wheel

Professor Trash Wheel is smaller than the original waste water wheel and operates more quickly because it’s collecting small pieces of trash.

Waste360 Staff, Staff

December 5, 2016

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Baltimore Unveils Second Waste Water Wheel

Last year, the City of Baltimore launched a waste water wheel named Mr. Trash Wheel into the Inner Harbor to help clean up waste from the harbor. Now, the city has unveiled a second waste water wheel named Professor Trash Wheel, which is smaller than the original waste water wheel and operates more quickly because it’s collecting small pieces of trash.

Since the launch of the first waste water wheel, more than 1 million pounds of trash have been successfully removed from the harbor.

The Baltimore Sun has more information:

A water wheel named "Mr. Trash Wheel" that pulls rubbish out of the Inner Harbor has become so widely popular — and so good at its job, to boot — that it now has a partner to help clean up Baltimore waters.

Environmentalists and city lawmakers unveiled a second water wheel, "Professor Trash Wheel," on Sunday at Harris Creek Park in Canton. The wheel has the same googly eyes as the first wheel at the mouth of the Jones Falls and had added eyelashes.

Read the full story here.

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