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Man finds lost wedding ring after searching in trash transfer station



A man from Windham, New Hampshire, got very lucky when he found his wife’s wedding rings after accidentally throwing them away.Kevin Butler tossed the rings after they had been cleaned and wrapped in a napkin to dry. By the time he noticed, the trash was already at the transfer station.”She looked around for her rings. I said, “‘I’ve got a good feeling they may be in the trash that I just took to the transfer station,'” Butler said. Luckily, the employees were willing to put in some dirty work to find it.Butler rushed back to the transfer station where Dennis Senibaldi, Windham’s general services director, and his team went through surveillance video to find where Butler’s bag likely was amongst up to 20 tons of other trash. They fished out the bag and started going through it. After a few minutes, the rings were found at the bottom of a bag.”As we were going through the bag that we knew was his, he actually said, ‘It’s not in here.’ And I said, ‘No, there’s a couple little pieces left,'” Senibaldi said. “I had my rubber gloves on, I moved a few items out of the way and saw literally the very last napkin and I opened it up.””Wouldn’t recommend anyone else do it,” Butler said. “But, you know, to get the rings back, I would do it a thousand times over.”Butler bought the staff pizza over the weekend as a thank-you. He said the moral of the story is to just avoid the risk and keep your rings dirty.Senibaldi said they’ve had the exact same situation happen before and were able to successfully find a ring wrapped in a napkin amongst all the trash that time as well.

A man from Windham, New Hampshire, got very lucky when he found his wife’s wedding rings after accidentally throwing them away.

Kevin Butler tossed the rings after they had been cleaned and wrapped in a napkin to dry. By the time he noticed, the trash was already at the transfer station.

“She looked around for her rings. I said, “‘I’ve got a good feeling they may be in the trash that I just took to the transfer station,'” Butler said.

Luckily, the employees were willing to put in some dirty work to find it.

Butler rushed back to the transfer station where Dennis Senibaldi, Windham’s general services director, and his team went through surveillance video to find where Butler’s bag likely was amongst up to 20 tons of other trash.

They fished out the bag and started going through it. After a few minutes, the rings were found at the bottom of a bag.

“As we were going through the bag that we knew was his, he actually said, ‘It’s not in here.’ And I said, ‘No, there’s a couple little pieces left,'” Senibaldi said. “I had my rubber gloves on, I moved a few items out of the way and saw literally the very last napkin and I opened it up.”

“Wouldn’t recommend anyone else do it,” Butler said. “But, you know, to get the rings back, I would do it a thousand times over.”

Butler bought the staff pizza over the weekend as a thank-you. He said the moral of the story is to just avoid the risk and keep your rings dirty.

Senibaldi said they’ve had the exact same situation happen before and were able to successfully find a ring wrapped in a napkin amongst all the trash that time as well.



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