Perhaps taking a cue from The Heap, which regularly reports on precious items inadvertently thrown away and miraculously recovered, San Bernadino County, Calif., is thinking about getting into the trash sleuthing business. Under the proposed plan, customers who lose items in the trash could call the county’s public works department, which would identify the truck servicing that area and pull it aside when it reaches the landfill. Then customers would be charged $25 for every 15 minutes workers spend searching the load for the item.
The value of this service as a revenue stream is debatable. But its potential as a game show is undeniable.
Source: The Mercury News