Workers help find lost engagement, wedding rings at dump

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Posted: Mar 27, 2017 2:48 PM

FAIRVIEW, N.J. (AP) — A New York City woman has recovered her wedding and engagement rings from a New Jersey dump with some help from sanitation workers.

Shannon Lombardo says she accidentally threw out the rings, which were in a paper towel.

She called 311 and the city delayed pickups from her Upper West Side building to give her a chance to sift through the building's trash.

When her search proved unsuccessful, the 46-year-old Lombardo went to a facility in Fairview, New Jersey, with her husband.

The New York Daily News reported Friday (http://nydn.us/2njvc0d ) that workers identified the truck that took their garbage and removed 800 bags.

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Sanitation workers then helped the Lombardos dig through the trash for an hour before finding the correct bag. Inside they found two rings nestled in some tissues.