14 APRIL 2016-MEDIA STATEMENT : PIKITUP’S RECOVERY PLANS IN FULL SWING

RecyclePIKITUP’S RECOVERY PLANS IN FULL SWING

Pikitup, the City of Johannesburg’s waste management entity, today announced the implementation of a double shift system as a measure to clear backlogs of refuse removal and illegal dumping caused by a  the five-week long strike which ended on Sunday, 10 April 2016.

The system will comprise of a day and night shift. These efforts will be complemented by resources mobilized from all entities of the City and the 3rd party contracted service providers in order to remove the backlog of waste by the end of the month.

Pikitup workers have commenced with their normal scheduled waste management services which includes refuse collection, street sweeping and litter picking and clearing of illegally dumped waste. Normal operations may be slower than usual due to excess waste which has accumulated for weeks.

We therefore appeal to residents and business owners to continue to leave their bins and excess waste outside on their normal collection day as recovery plans are in place to collect within 48 hours.  Residents are also urged to get involved and take their recyclable waste to their nearest garden site, or a private recycling centre, as their contribution to a more sustainable city.

All complaints regarding refuse collection and other related queries and suggestions can be directed to the 24-hour hotline, 011 286 6009. 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.

 

Please visit the Pikitup website on www.pikitup.co.za for updates and a detailed list of the garden sites and the refuse collection calendar.

 

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ISSUED BY: PIKITUP, THE CITY OF JOHANNESBURG’S WASTE MANAGEMENT ENTITY

 

For more information, contact:

 

Jacky Mashapu

Pikitup Spokesperson

Cell: 0795060568 | Email: jackymashapu@pikitup.co.za

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