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