The unnamed woman from Crawley, Sussex, hid £1,000 in an old newspaper without telling her husband.
So when he went to put out the rubbish, he threw away the cash as well. You have to give him credit for trying but that was one expensive mistake!
Sadly for the elderly couple, the dustmen carted the money away to the recycling centre amongst all the worthless rubbish and when they realised what had happened and tried calling the centre, it was too late.
Dean Martin, supervisor at Biffa, told the Daily Mirror: "We obviously didn't know either, and collected and dumped them, and the money was never recovered. There must have been a frosty atmosphere over dinner that evening once they learned we couldn't find it!"
By Elena Thompson
Reveal is now on Google Plus! Join us here for the latest pictures, fashion and celebrity news!