Waterwheel Trash Interceptor (w/ Z/S)
with: Ziger/Snead Architects, Steve Ziger, Clearwater Mills, LLC, John Kellett
2009


Located at the outflow of a polluted Baltimore watershed, this trash interceptor uses current and solar power to drive a boomed conveyor and rake system, skimming floating garbage into a dumpster that can be taken away to a recycling facility. This project was created with Ziger/Snead Architects, and is a proposal for updating and simplifying the current design, making the collection process, now hidden in a floating shed, visible as an educational experience for harbor visitors. The assembly is made of off-the-shelf hardware and can be adjusted to accommodate changing conditions in sun angle and water flow.