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Mr. Trash Wheel recognized in 2020 Guinness World Records book

Posted at 8:22 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 20:22:57-04

Mr. Trash Wheel has been recognized in the 2020 Guinness World Records book for “Most Floating Debris Removed by a Trash Interceptor in One Month"!

This feat was accomplished between April 1 and April 30, 2017 after removing 63.3 U.S. tons of debris from the mouth of the Jones Falls River.

“Making it into the Guinness World Records is a bittersweet milestone. It’s further proof that the trash wheel technology is extremely effective, but it also highlights how much still needs to be done to reduce the amount of litter in the Harbor,” noted Adam Lindquist, Waterfront Partnership’s director of the healthy harbor initiative. “Our ultimate goal is to put Mr. Trash Wheel out of a job, and for all Baltimoreans to understand how litter impacts our environmental health.”

Mr. Trash Wheel was installed in May 2014 and has collected over 2.5 million pounds of trash and debris.