City of Joburg responds to complaints over rubbish collection

The City of Johannesburg says they are addressing a backlog in rubbish collections in parts of the city.

Residents have complained over refuse collection, with trash piling up in Linden and surrounding areas.

MMC for Environmental and Infrastructure Services Nico de Jager has urged residents to contact his office if they are experiencing problems.

Pikitup services happen 364 days a year. The only day it doesn't happen is on Christmas day and as a result, we then end up with a bit of a backlog.

Nico de Jager, MMC for Environmental and Infrastructure Services

On New Year's Day, we still have our rounds and people go collect rubbish. People are unaware of that, we then have accumulated rubbish so people put it all out at once, so the trucks get fuller much quicker.

Nico de Jager, MMC for Environmental and Infrastructure Services

Yesterday in Randburg, four areas were all being affected. Those areas are all being cleared this morning.

Nico de Jager, MMC for Environmental and Infrastructure Services

Directly email my office on nicode@joburg.org.za and we will ensure that rubbish gets collected where we haven't done it.

Nico de Jager, MMC for Environmental and Infrastructure Services

Click on the link below to listen to what more de Jager had to say....


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