A girl has been reunited with the treasured iPad her younger brother threw in the bin after workers sifted through 150 tonnes of rubbish to find it.
Zoey Kerr, seven, was devastated when her four-year-old brother, Riley, confessed he had thrown away the device she had been given for Christmas.
Her mother, Gillian, contacted the council to report the loss but feared the family would never see the iPad again.
However, a team at the Viridor waste site in Dunbar, East Lothian, found the device in a shed housing 150 tonnes of rubbish.
The family, who live in Eyemouth in the Borders, were moving house when they realised Zoey did not have her iPad.
Mrs Kerr, 28, said: “I said to her brother Riley ‘Do you know where your sister’s iPad is?’ And in a very matter-of-fact manner, he told me ‘Yes, in the bin’. When I asked why, he just said, ‘because she annoyed me’.
“The Viridor team took the time to find out where we lived to narrow down where it might be and then to search through the rubbish to find it. It has meant so much.”