Joy for relieved mother, 36, after tip workers find engagement ring

Tears of joy for relieved mother, 36, after tip workers sift through hundreds of bin bags to find £3,000 diamond engagement ring she accidentally threw out during a clear out

  • Jo Carter, 36, from Caldicot in South Wales, called the recycling centre in a panic
  • Her husband Craig, 38, and two council workers spent four hours finding ring
  • The couple thanked the two workers Rhys and Darren with a case of lager

A diamond engagement ring thrown out with the rubbish was found after tip workers sifted through hundreds of bin bags.

Mother Jo Carter, 36, from Caldicot in South Wales, called the recycling centre in a panic after realising she had binned the £3,000 ring in a clear out.

Her husband Craig, 38, and two council workers then spent four hours trawling through rubbish bags before finding the right one.

Jo Carter, 36, (pictured with her husband Craig, 38) panicked when she realised she had binned the £3,000 ring in a clear out

Two bin men at the recycling centre, known only as Rhys and Darren (pictured), helped husband Craig look through the rubbish. Pictured: one of the men jokingly proposes to the other with the found ring 

The pile of rubbish that had to be searched for the lost engagement ring. The couple said it was like looking ‘for a needle in a haystack’ 

Mrs Carter said: ‘I was sobbing when I realised what I’d done.

‘But they were tears of joy when Craig called to say they’d found it.’

Mrs Carter rarely wears the ring after losing 10 stone in weight and keeps it on a candle at her home in Wales.

She threw out the candle at the weekend forgetting the valuable ring was still on it.

Mrs Carter rarely wears the ring (pictured) after losing 10 stone in weight and keeps it on a candle at her home in Caldicot, South Wales

She said: ‘It was a like a needle in a haystack, we took 15 bags of rubbish to the recycling centre.

‘Craig and the two workers looked into hundreds of bags before finding the right one.

‘The kindness and good hearts of the two workers was incredible – it shows people at their best.’

The couple thanked the two workers, known only as Rhys and Darren, at the recycling centre in Caldicot and gave them a case of lager, a £25 food voucher and a £10 scratchcard. 

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