Humboldt Recology Staff Find Oregon Man’s Missing $23000 in Thrown-Away Shoe Box This Morning

Photos courtesy Recology Humboldt staff.


Recently, an Oregon resident accidentally tossed out nearly $23,000 when he decided to recycle an old shoe box. He called up his garbage company — Recology Ashland — to tell them he mistakenly
recycled a Vans shoe box with the money inside. Recology Ashland
sends their recycling to our sorting center on the Samoa Peninsula,
and the Oregon staff called over to Humboldt to give the crew here a


is a first for us,” said Brian Sollum, operations manager for
Recology Humboldt County. “Never
have we heard of someone throwing money away. It’s rare more at

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