Items at a Surrey recycling centre
A sailing boat, an 8ft polystyrene snowman and a coffin are just some of the weird and wonderful items people have taken to Surrey County Council community recycling centres.
A tortoise had a lucky escape when it was accidentally tipped into a green waste bin before being spotted and an absent minded husband may have experienced the wrath of his wife when he threw out a bag of laundry instead of rubbish after picking up the wrong sack.
The willingness of Surrey councils and residents to recycle and not simply dump their rubbish into landfill has helped push the county’s household waste recycling rate to 50%, almost a decade ahead of schedule*.
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