Money was found at a recycling center in Midsomer Norton, England.
About 17,000 euros were in a box in a paper bin, which were discarded without the owners noticing.
The couple dumped boxes belonging to a deceased family member and did not realize the existence of the money.
The situation could have been tragic, but it ended in a happy ending as local workers alerted police after finding the box.
Through video surveillance cameras, authorities detected the car in which the money’s owners moved and were able to identify them.
Contacted by police, the couple said they were cleaning the house of a deceased family member who was hiding money in unusual places.
However, they did not realize it was in the boxes that led to recycling.
The money was returned to the owners.