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Powered by the current of the <br />Jones Falls River, a wheel cranks <br />the conveyor belt. Backup solar <br />panels can keep the wheel <br />moving when the current is slow. ' <br />The wheel's speed ca it he control leg <br />V18 the Internet: remote monitoring <br />also indicates when ❑umpsters need <br />to be swapped out. <br />Waterwheel <br />II Rotating <br />111 forts <br />PFloating booms <br />funnel trash toward <br />rotating forks, which <br />lift the refuse onto a <br />conveyor belt - <br />S the Trash Turns <br />September 25, 2018 <br />r Item No. 5 <br />f Solar panels <br />— Dumpsters ' <br />Conveyor belt <br />Containment <br />booms <br />n <br />I <br />The rising star of Baltimore's Inner Hafbor. known to locals as Mr. Trash Wheel, is a garbage <br />gobbler with its own social media following. Built with $720,000 in public and private funds, the <br />voracious device once f i I led J-2 Dunirs with trash in the 48 hours after a particularly heavy <br />storm. Since its debut in 2014, it has pulled in more than a million pounds of trash and debris <br />from the Jones Falls River. Expect that number to rise. <br />River trash tumbles into a <br />Dumpster_ When the container is <br />full.- a boat tows it to a trant <br />si <br />ti Wftmt amounts of trash are <br />collected from the strong currents <br />foilowing a heavy rain or storm_ <br />3QNE= FALLS RIVEk <br />WATERSHED <br />,BaXimare a R LTIVDRE <br />– MD. i. CITY Lli ifT <br />ll_5. G <br />Iiurer .Harbor <br />The Jones Falls River <br />watershed oovers 58 rni <br />Square mrles. Its currents 4 <br />carry tete majority of the <br />trash found in the <br />Baltimore Harbor. <br />