$100K in jewelry recovered from nearly 10 tons of trash

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EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM – MAY 25: A days worth of rubbish festers in a heap after being collected from the city centre, May 25, 2007 of Edinburgh, Scotland. Three cages of litter are being put on display so that public can observe the scale of the amount of litter churned out by the city each […]

Three rings and a bracelet worth $100,000 had been dumped in the garbage and all a Georgia county had to do was find the black bag among nearly 10 tons of trash that contained the diamond jewelry.
  
Hall County Solid Waste Director Johnnie Vickers tells WSB-TV a woman made a distraught call into one landfill Friday saying she had accidentally thrown out her jewelry. Vickers says timing is everything in the game to recover something.
  
He assembled a team of five employees to help sift through trash where trucks bring roughly 300 tons of it each day. After checking logs they narrowed their search to a 20-minute window and 9 to 10 tons of garbage.
  
Hours later the employees picked up one last bag and it had the jewelry inside.
 

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