Pikitup Johannesburg (SOC) Ltd is the official integrated waste management service provider to the City of Joburg. We are mandated to provide integrated waste management services to the residents of Johannesburg. We employ more than 4500 people, using more than 200 trucks to provide refuse collection services to the City of Joburg’s private, and business residents.
Pikitup services the entire 1 625 square km that is Johannesburg, collecting around 6000 tons of waste every day. We clean and sweep approximately 9 000 kilometres of streets across the seven regions.
We are responsible for keeping our city clean, and preserving an attractive and hygienic environment for all residents, and visitors alike. We have 12 waste management depots strategically located throughout the City, 44 garden refuse sites, and four active landfill sites.
Pikitup is currently changing its strategic focus to reduce the amount of waste generated in the city. Using a community-driven approach, we are developing innovative solutions, to achieve this.
Our work is guided by the City’s Growth and Development Strategy (GDS 2040).
Pikitup’s mandate is informed by the following points, derived from the Executive Mayor’s 2014 State of the City Address:
- Joburg remains committed to the Polokwane Declaration of zero waste to landfill sites;
- City will take leadership, but the public needs to be part of the solution;
- Implementation of Separation @ Source city-wide at large scale to increase tonnages of waste diverted from landfills;
- Motivation of Communities to sort waste at household level;
- Employing community to collect, transport and sort all waste streams including education and awareness;
- A clean City
Vision. Misson & Values
To be the leading integrated waste management company in Africa and amongst the best in the world.
To provide integrated, sustainable, and innovative waste management services that ensure waste reduction; re-use; recycling and recovery, and consider waste disposal (landfilling) as the last resort.
PIKITUP HAS ADOPTED SEVEN VALUES, WHICH DRIVE EVERYTHING THAT THE ORGANISATION DOES AND THE MANNER IN WHICH IT IS DONE:
We work tirelessly to demonstrate a deep respect for human beings within our company and for the communities in which they live, all while ensuring that our work reflects the diversity of our people.
We are honest, open, ethical, and fair. People trust us to adhere to our word.
We strive to employ best practices that seek to minimize negative impacts of waste on the environment.
we aim to achieve a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.
We endeavor to get it right the first time, every time, on time with candid communication with our customers and communities when we don’t.
We unite as a team to propel success, recognizing that our achievements hinge on our capacity to assist our customers and provide value-added services to communities.
Passion is at the heart of our company. We are passionate about continuously driving sustainable environmental practices that achieve the most efficient and effective use of our resources.