September 24, 2009

Recycling workers find $3,200 at station

Workers at a California recycling station said they discovered $3,200 cash among the cans, bottles and cardboard being sorted at the plant.

Employees at the SMaRT recycling plant in Sunnyvale said the cash began flying around the room Tuesday while recyclables collected from Mountain View, Calif., were being sorted, the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News reported Thursday.

The employees collected the money in a plastic bucket and turned it over to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, which said the cash will go toward the city's general fund if it is not claimed within 90 days.