Oregon man reunited with $23,000 in cash discarded in recycling bin

Workers on the sorting line at the Recology recycling facility in Humboldt County are used to seeing some unusual things discarded by their customers.

But not like this.

On Friday, a sharp-eyed employee found a shoebox stuffed with more than $23,000 in cash that had been accidentally thrown away by its owner.

It nearly ended up in the landfill.

“We take quite a bit of material every day so the odds of finding that are not much better than a needle in a haystack,” said Linda Wise, general manager of the Samoa Resource Recovery Center operated by Recology.

The saga started Thursday, when an

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