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Republic Services garbage trucks dump 4,500 tons of trash into its landfill in Oberlin, Ohio, six days a week. “Garbage trucks coming in from every direction, Downtown Cleveland all the way to Vermilion, dumping garbage,” said operations supervisor Gary Capan.
Last Wednesday, Capan said they got a frantic call from a customer saying she lost something important in the garbage. “It turned out to be $25, 000,” said Capan. “They were cleaning out their house for their grandmother and they cleaned out the refrigerator, threw out all the garbage, grabbed all the freezer stuff and put it in a bag, and then the grandma was like, ‘Hey, there’s an envelope with $25,000 in there, don’t lose that,’ and she’s like, ‘Grandma, I already lost that, it’s in the garbage!’”
Capan said they immediately got to work to find the missing money. “One team was trying to track down the garbage truck driver and find out exactly what his location was and if he made it to the landfill yet,” said Capan.
Fortunately, the garbage truck driver had not dropped his load at the landfill yet, so Capan and his team made arrangements to have the truck driver drop off his six-ton load at a recycling center in Oberlin.