LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KABC) -- Summer's almost here, which means big crowds at Lake Tahoe. Unfortunately, that also means a lot of trash.
That's where a robotic trash picker-upper comes in.
It's solar-powered, remote-controlled and works similarly to Roomba vacuum cleaners.
It can cover five miles of sand in an hour, collecting trash buried up to four-inches deep.
It got a first trial run at Tahoe's Kiva Beach Thursday.
The plan is to use it at least once a week throughout the summer.