Department of Environmental Protection unveils device to eliminate litter in the Bronx River

DEP Commissioner Carter Strickland says the device uses nets to capture the litter before it enters the waterway.

DEP Commissioner Carter Strickland says the device uses nets to capture the litter before it enters the waterway. (6/27/13)

THE BRONX - The city's Department of Environmental Protection unveiled a new device today to stop trash before it floats into the Bronx River.

DEP Commissioner Carter Strickland says the device uses nets to capture the litter before it enters the waterway.

It costs about $7 million, and there are currently four of them scattered around the borough.

The DEP says that while the device will help, the best solution to prevent litter is to dispose of trash properly in the first place.  

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