Pikitup urges residents to be patient with rubbish collection backlog

2015-12-07 19:18
(Naledi Shange, News24)

(Naledi Shange, News24)

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Johannesburg – Waste management company Pikitup has urged Johannesburg residents and businesses to exercise patience as they deal with the rubbish collection backlog after the two-week strike.

Pikitup spokesperson Jacky Mashapu told News24 the company is working as hard as it can to catch up with the backlog.

Mashapu said rumours that workers were not doing enough were unfounded.

"We don’t want to confuse the system and rearrange the collection dates. We are going to stick to the schedule," Mashapu said.

"This strike is giving us an opportunity to rethink, reuse and recycle."

Mashapu said Pikitup had managed to clear up most of the rubbish in the majority of areas around Johannesburg at the weekend.

South African Municipal Workers' Union employees downed tools over salaries and working conditions two weeks ago.

On Thursday, an agreement was reached after intervention from the Gauteng co-operative governance and traditional affairs department.

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