Three Folsom Township Public Works employees retrieved about $700, credit cards, a driver’s license and medical cards mistakenly thrown away as trash, writes Barbara Ormsby for the Daily Times.
The employees sifted through a truck full of trash last July 30 looking for the bag containing those items.
After the frantic resident called the township saying his wife had mistakenly thrown the bag away, the trash truck was located and brought back to the township garage on Second Avenue, where the contents of the huge truck were dumped on the ground.
Employees Glenn Goodwin, Buck Rodgers and John Gorgone, with the help of a backhoe, went through the trash, looking for the bag that got away. Temperatures that day were in the mid-90s.
The resident spotted the bag and it was retrieved.
“The resident spotted the bag with the items in it and he thanked the men for their efforts,” said Board of Commissioners president Bob Willert , speaking at the board’s August meeting.
Township manager Ed Pisani said the search for the bag took a few hours, and then the area had to be cleaned up.
Read more about this valuable bag rescue here.
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