When I was in high school my uncle ran a rural garbage collection business and for a couple of weeks one summer his helper was away and I was pressed into service. He would throw the cans up onto the truck and I would empty them and throw the can back down.
In one can there was a copy of "The Man The Devil Didn't Want" by Percival Christopher Wren. There was some water damage but I kept it, read it, and loved it but over 60 years and several moves it was lost.
Recently, I found an exact replacement on eBay and re-read it with great enjoyment with a more mature perspective.