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One million pounds of garbage later, Mr. Trash Wheel is still cleaning Baltimore's harbor


Mr. Trash Wheel "eats" garbage washed from Jones Falls stream into Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

There are some pretty impressive comparisons. Two Statues of Liberty?


According to data collected by The Waterfront Partnership, which is responsible for the wheel's operation, it's collected more than 5,000 glass bottles, 300,000 chip bags and at least one python since May 2014.

The Waterfront Partnership announced recently that a second trash collector would be coming.

"Professor Trash Wheel" will be placed in the trendy Canton neighborhood, aimed at collecting an estimated 5,000 pounds of trash per week out of the water.

She's already been named Baltimore's most powerful inanimate object

She's already tweeting, too! 

WATCH  | Here's a video showing how the wheel operates.

Since May 2014, Mr. Trash Wheel has sat at the mouth of Jones Falls, collecting trash before it can wash into the harbor and, eventually, the Chesapeake Bay. 

Mr. Trash Wheel has got quite the cult following in Baltimore and on social media

This shirts, unfortunately, were only on sale for a limited time.

The Baltimore Sun  contributed to this report.

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