Droylsden mum Lisa Towey praised kind-hearted bin men who helped her scramble through piles of rubbish after she accidentally threw away her daughter’s Christmas money.
Lisa felt very dejected when she accidentally threw away £200 belonging to her 15-year-old daughter Beth. She said: “I had cleaned everything away after Christmas and had a good clear out of their rooms and took all the rubbish to the tip in Droylsden.
“When I got back I was talking to Beth and said ‘I hope you’ve put your money in a safe place’ and she said it was in a Christmas card in the bedroom.“I had thrown all the Christmas cards away and she said the money was inside one of them. It was late in the evening so first thing the next morning I rushed down to the tip."
The next day she went down to the tip and asked if it was possible to find the misplaced cash, they did everything but actually get inside the enormous skips to look for the missing envelope and found it underneath piles of rubbish and waste. She was almost certain that the money would be lost forever when she arrived at the tip, off Ashdowne Road when she saw the size of the skips.
Lisa tried to offer them money but they wouldn’t take it.
“They could have easily just said that it’s long gone but they really made an effort.”
Stuart Taylor, site chargehand, at the Viridor Ash Road recycling site said: “At Viridor we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service which forms part of our normal daily operations.
“On this occasion I’m delighted we could help Lisa Towey safely retrieve her daughter’s Christmas money that was accidently recycled along with her Christmas cards.