Two recycling centre workers came to the rescue of a woman who had binned her engagement ring by trawling though “hundreds of bags” of rubbish to find it.
Jo Carter, from Caldicot in Monmouthshire, realised she had thrown out the £3000 ring by mistake in amongst 15 other black bags she had taken to the tip.
Jo only realised her diamond ring was missing after the refuse lorry had done its regular collection.
Husband Craig then ventured down to Five Lanes Household Waste and Recycling Centre on Sunday October 13th where he was quickly assisted by staff members Rhys and Darren.
The couple were able to thank the two Monmouthshire County council workers – Rhys and Darren – by buying them a box of beer each, a £25 food voucher and a £5 scratchcard.
Jo now plans on storing the ring more carefully. She said: “I’m going to give it back to my mum – she’s more sensible.”