Baltimore's Mr. Trash Wheel is once again at the top of Reddit. Here's a guide for newcomers
By Ellen Fishel
The Baltimore Sun|
Jan 04, 2018 at 9:55 AM
Students from Commodore John Rodgers Elementary School joined the Waterfront Partnership's Healthy Harbor Initiative to celebrate Mr. Trash Wheel's third birthday. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun video)
Baltimore’s original trash collecting water wheel, Mr. Trash Wheel, has cultivated a passionate online following with his googly eyes, imaginative Twitter account and general waste-combatting success.
And Mr. Trash Wheel is back in the internet spotlight Thursday, thanks to a post about him reaching the top of Reddit’s homepage.
It’s not the first time Mr. Trash Wheel, which was installed in 2014 near the mouth of the Jones Falls by the Waterfront Partnership's Healthy Harbor Initiative, has gained Reddit fame. The wheel has participated in several AMAs, or “ask me anything” Q&A sessions, and has been at the top of the front page before.
If you’re a new follower of this anthropomorphic pollution-fighter, here are some quick facts about Mr. Trash Wheel to catch you up.