Development of a Trash Harvester for Mn/DOT - Phase 1

Status:  Complete
Report Date:  04/04/2006


The purpose of this project is to mechanize the trash collection process. There are machines available to remove trash on smooth surfaces such as concrete, but none of them are able to pick-up litter on grassy areas. The objective of this study is to design and build a machine to collect trash and litter (such as papers, plastic bags, bottles, aluminum cans, etc) lying on grassy areas alongside a road. A "Trash Harvester" would make the process easier, safer, faster, and more economical.

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