Employees at a New Hampshire recycling center went out of their way last Wednesday to find a wedding ring thrown by mistake among 20 tons of trash, much to the delight of its owner who came within one finger of not being there anymore. to see her again.
“It was 12 feet deep that we had to dig to find his bag. I grabbed the ring [qui était partiellement recouverte de peinture rouge]. I cleaned it for her, called her. She was heartbroken on Wednesday and [était] beyond ecstatic on Friday,” Dennis Senibaldi, Windham’s director of general services, said in an interview with 7News on Monday.
Last Wednesday, a panicked woman called the transfer station, where her partner had come carrying a bag of trash earlier, saying she had accidentally thrown away her wedding ring.
Immediately, employees reportedly began searching for the ring, based on the time her husband arrived at the scene, her type of vehicle and the trash inside the bag. Using surveillance cameras, they quickly found the container in question, according to the American media.
A stroke of luck: the bag was in the first shovelful of trash, so they would have been able to locate the ring, among the 20 tons of trash, in just two hours.
“This is the last container that came out. If it was 15 minutes later, he would have already gone to the incinerator,” Dennis Senibaldi told local television station WMUR.
This is not the first time that his team has managed to recover a lost wedding ring, while it would be the third ring that he has extracted at the last minute from the pile of waste.
“We serve the public, and I think that really gives meaning to public service. That’s why I work here,” the director concluded to 7News.