It pointed out that in the Tory-run London Borough of Barnet, the council had introduced doorstep recycling, while trialling a scheme where residents face fines for not using their recycling boxes.
Its manifesto added: Across England, seven of the top 10 councils with the highest recycling rates are Conservative. Of the councils with the 10 worst recycling rates, seven are Labour and none are Conservative controlled.
The Tories also promised to tackle abandoned vehicles, which it blamed on the poorly drafted End-of-Life Vehicles Directive. Conservatives on Waveney Council are tackling this menace by removing unwanted cars from local areas free of charge. Residents taking their own vehicles direct for disposal receive £20 on handing over the car.