NORMAL REFUSE COLLECTION SERVICES RESUMES POST STRIKE
The City of Johannesburg’s waste management entity, Pikitup would like to thank all Joburg residents and business owners for their patience and continued support, whilst we have been striving to clear the backlogs of refuse during the five-week long strike which ended on Sunday, 10 April 2016.
Approximately 95% of Pikitup Depot-based workers reported to their respective depots this morning. They have commenced with their normal scheduled waste management services which include refuse collection, street sweeping and litter picking as from today (Monday, 11 April 2016). The workers will also continue to clear illegally dumped waste in open spaces and street corners. We anticipate that the recovery plan will take over three weeks to complete since, in most instances, the normal operations may be slowed due to excess waste which has accumulated for five weeks. Residents should keep putting out their bins and any excess waste in refuse bags on their normal collection days.
We are also grateful to members of the public who have offered their services to assist in the various clean-up efforts. We continue to urge communities across the City of Joburg to call the 24-hour hotline, 011 286 6009, should they wish to get involved in clean-up initiatives. Illegal dumping can also be logged on the JRA Find & Fix App which can be downloaded to cell phones for free from the Google Play Store.
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ISSUED BY: PIKITUP, THE CITY OF JOHANNESBURG’S WASTE MANAGEMENT ENTITY
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