30 May 2019
Pikitup has resumed waste collection services in Yeoville, Bellevue and Bellevue East following the recent service disruptions in these areas.
The services were disrupted when the residents in the areas prevented Pikitup from discharging its responsibilities of collecting waste, rendering street cleaning services and clearing illegal dumping spots.
Pikitup will focus its efforts on refuse collection, street cleaning and the clearing of illegally dumping sites that have mushroomed as a result of non-collection of waste in the affected areas.
During the violent protest, a Pikitup driver was forced by residents to empty a truck full of waste in the middle of Yeo Street, next to the police station. The driver attempted to resist, but was threatened with violence. Pikitup management then took a decision to temporarily halt services until peace returned to the area.
Currently, Pikitup is implementing a plan to tackle the waste backlogs which include instituting double shifts, one in the morning and another in the afternoon and using extra resources from Monday to Friday to tackle the waste backlog.
For media queries:
Cllr Nico de Jager
MMC for Environment and Infrastructure Services
083 899 2127
071 312 7757