Government plans to shake-up English councils will make little difference to recycling rates, according to the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC).
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) will launch five consultations this year that examine the way local authorities are run.
The first four will cover issues ranging from leadership to electoral cycles. If the Government is re-elected, a fifth paper due in the autumn will look at the restructuring of English councils.
However, LARAC vice chairman Lee Marshall said: "As far as recycling is concerned, there are some good points to unitary authorities, with joint disposal and collection meaning one body is responsible for an area's waste all the
way through the disposal process.However, there's a lot of good work going on in two-tier areas and I don't see the system as a barrier to good performance."
The first two consultations will be launched next month and an ODPM spokesman said that
while it hoped to carry out all five this year, there was no fixed timetable, with all views received contributing to its ten-year strategy Local Vision.