Pikitup is implementing a number of Flagship projects, which are designed to assist us, in our delivering on our strategy to reduce the amount of waste generated in our City. These projects vary in scope, and scale, and involve a range of different stakeholders.
Through the Separation at Source household recycling programme, Pikitup provides residents in selected S@S serviced areas with recycling bags on a weekly basis. The bags are collected on a weekly basis. For areas not serviced through S@S, recyclables can be dropped off at our Pikitup Garden Sites, found across the city. We work with co-operatives and small enterprises to collect, and sort the recyclable waste collected from households and businesses. These initiatives create additional jobs, businesses and income for the unemployed residents within the City. You can play your part by making sure that recyclable materials (paper, plastic, cans, bottles and electronic waste) are kept aside and disposed of separately in allocated bins in public places, shopping outlets and Pikitup garden sites. To see what material can be recycled, please click on our Resources tab.
JOBURG WASTE SUMMIT
The people of Johannesburg produce in the region of 6000 tons of waste per day, most of which is directed to the City’s four active landfill sites. The Joburg Waste Summit aims to provide an opportunity for Pikitup to share its Waste Minimisation Strategy, and gain support from communities, labour and private sector companies.