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World Australian couple recover diamond wedding rings lost in piles of trash

08:45  16 december  2019
08:45  16 december  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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An Australian couple's diamond engagement and wedding rings were recovered from a trash collection center in Melbourne.© Stonnington City Council An Australian couple's diamond engagement and wedding rings were recovered from a trash collection center in Melbourne.

The couple, who have not been publicly identified, were renovating their home in the Melbourne inner suburb of Malvern, according to Stonnington City Council spokesman Jim Carden.

They dropped off a load of garbage at the Stonnington waste collection center on Saturday, and drove home -- before realizing they had accidentally thrown away a small jewelry box containing an "impressive engagement and wedding ring," Carden said.

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It was a sinking feeling Colleen Dyckman got when she couldn't find her wedding and engagement rings after she was done cooking for the night. The couple told employees what happened and begged to let them search through the entire town's trash before any garbage could be incinerated.

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They frantically called the collection center, but it was closing, and they were told to return early the next day.

They returned at 4 a.m. "after a sleepless night," Carden said -- planning to follow the truck full of trash to a waste dump and rifle through the piles of garbage.

City council workers and trash collectors emptied the 30-ton garbage truck to find the missing rings.© Stonnington City Council City council workers and trash collectors emptied the 30-ton garbage truck to find the missing rings.

However, the trash collectors and city council workers opened the truck containing 30 tons (67,200 pounds) of trash -- cardboard boxes, broken furniture, grime and debris -- and finally located the couple's pink trash bag, with the jewelry box and rings inside.

Carden called the recovery "a little bit of Christmas magic," and praised the workers for going "above and beyond" to help the couple.

"We are pleased to have saved some memories and what we understand was highly valuable stuff both financially and sentimentally," he said, calling it a "fairytale outcome."

But he cautioned that it was an unusual case, and said the council cannot "readily empty the transfer stations looking for things people think they may have tossed out."

"Our guys are trained to work in a tough and risky environment and we don't allow people to just pick over tons of often dangerous materials with heavy machinery all around," he added.

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