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2011-06-03: City pitching up to clean Soweto, saying no to illegal dumping

The City of Johannesburg is stepping in once more to clean-up hot spots where dumping is taking its toll in some areas of Soweto.  The campaign will start at the Zondi depot in Soweto on Saturday 04 and Sunday 05 June 2011 (Zondi Depot is situated on the corner of Koma and Elias Motsoaledi Roads).

City officials and Pikitup employees will be leaving the Pikitup Zondi depot by trucks from 07h00 on both days to clean identified spots in Soweto. 

The two day clean up blitz is part of a three months short term programme, which will also see some of the illegal dumping sites turned into recreational facilities.

Illegal dumping is a growing concern in Johannesburg and the City is sending a message that illegal dumping can not be tolerated hence residents need to be aware that by-law enforcement will take its course. Illegal dumping often is caused by residents of Johannesburg who do not adhere to their refuse collection schedules for their area and end up disposing of their waste and litter in open spaces.

By clearing illegal dumping, rats and other rodents which thrive in polluted areas will be reduced if not eradicated. Since these vectors pose great danger for the health of residents, this clean up will immediately make a difference to the community.

Residents are encouraged to report cases of illegal dumping by calling Joburg Connect on 011 375 5555 or sending an e-mail to

Starting points from Pikitup Zondi Depot

Location Adddress OPS supervisor Contact details
Glen Ridge Opposite House no. 16094 next to Sydneys meat and vegetables Jimmy Gama 076 881 9813
Dlamini 1232 Mbolekwa street Steven Boya 072 202 3447
Mofolo South Asha pre-school  778 Ramapulane street  
Tladi 320 Modiwa and Legwale street (Gashouse) Joyce Tholo 083 413 2857
Moletsane Sediba street (sport ground)  
Emndeni Garden site 2870 Pitse and Nare street Isaac Dube 083 572 5898
Naledi Tsamaiso street  


Issued by: the City of Johannesburg

Thembelihle Radebe
Communication Specialist
Contact:  011 407 7353 / 082 377 3747


Gugu Mathibela
Communication Specialist
Tel No: 011 407 6495/ Cell 082 372 8164

For more information please contact:

Pansy Oyedele
Communications Manager
Communications and Stakeholder Management Department
Pikitup – the City of Joburg’s waste management company
Tel: 011 712 – 5200 (ext: 5361)
Cell: 079 526 9299
Fax to email: 086 676 0581