Man Recovers Important Documents Lost in 4 Tons of Trash

The manager of a recycling facility in New Mexico went the extra mile to reunite Rudy Durrwachter with his personal documents and photos.
1:35 | 08/12/15

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You're the Friedman recycling facility there is literally a mound of garbage. Some integrity to walked realized they trash bag filled with years of his personal documents and photos but accidentally thrown out. He knew he had to work past first he tried to catch the garbage collector. Sort creek ran out of mass the guy. And I can you open up your truck and they signal. Once you load we have to take it to lose place it's okay or is it. So Rudy and his son in law high tailed it to you hit them in time UN bid the plant manager at Friedman recycling to help. They actually didn't drop back to the facility asked if there's an opportunity that we maybe it kind of find the material. It worked out of the truck hadn't showed up yet so what's it did for the space. It was right here where they laid out the trucks trash. Three a four tons of it and then began the painstaking search to find that one garbage. And they gave us hard hats safety glasses vests and gloves and we went through in. Finally we came across an address that's in this neighborhood and I said it's gonna be here because this is the same neighborhood and sure enough right after I said that the plant manager pulled it out and have the bag had all their stuff and it. There is and they handed to me brought over over over the vote Paul about the toppling an error of my name on it. Rudy says he's now filed a way all his important documents and learned an important lesson. Never leave anything valuable in a trash bag or tearing KOAT action 7 NEWS.

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