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Planning to break the toughest targets

What do a coffin, a grand piano and pet tortoise all have in common? They are all bizarre things taken to Surrey CC community recycling centres over the past few months. Apart from the tortoise - which had a narrow escape - these items, along with millions of others, have helped Surrey reach a 50% recycling rate for household waste almost a decade ahead of government targets.

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