Two additional trash traps installed in the city of Toledo
To coincide with 2022’s Earth Day theme, Invest in Our Planet, Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz announced the installations Wednesday.
TOLEDO, Ohio — Trash in our waterways has been an issue for decades. And now, the city of Toledo is expanding one of their solutions to preventing that garbage from flowing downriver.
On Tuesday, the installation of a Brute Bin trash trap in the Ottawa River took place as part of the 2020 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative’s Trash Free Waters Program. The EPA grant was approximately $414,000 for the installation of seven traps in total.
An additional trap was added in March of this year to downtown Toledo, where Swan Creek flows into the Maumee River. The bins measure 20 feet in length and 8 feet in width. They have floating booms in the front, which direct trash into the trap. It is expected that the traps will be cleaned every other week and after major rainfalls. More will be added soon.
City of Toledo Department of Urban Beautification Commissioner Dennis Kennedy was on hand this morning to highlight the 24 refuse and recycling drop-off events planned for this year in the city. The inaugural event will be held Saturday, April 23rd at The Toledo Zoo, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.