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Be patient, residents have been asked, as Pikitup works to avoid a full-scale strike by workers, who have been on a go-slow.
BUSINESSES and residents that have not had their refuse collected in the past few days are urged to be patient as Pikitup continues to work on the matter.


Garden sites Residents can also make use of garden sitesAccording to Pikitup’s communications manager, Pansy Oyedele, workers are not completing their rounds in some parts of the city and are deliberately leaving out rubbish. This is after they went on a go-slow on Friday, 1 April.

People have been asked to use any of Pikitip’s 42 garden sites for their garden waste. These sites are, however, not for general domestic refuse. For general domestic waste, four landfill sites are open. Those who are able to take their refuse directly to these places are advised to do so.

The landfills are: Goudkoppies on Houthammer Road, in Devland; Marie Louise on Dobsonville Road, in Roodepoort; Robinson Deep on Turffontein Road, in Turffontein; and Ennerdale on Old Lawley Road, in Lawley.

Since the go-slow, Pikitup, the City’ refuse collection and waste management company, has been in serious talk with the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu), to reach a speedy solution to avoid the possibilities of a strike. However, the company has acknowledged that it has received a strike notice.

“Pikitup regrets the position of Samwu and sincerely hopes that it will still reconsider its position,” reads a press release from Pikitup. “The primary mandate of a municipal-owned entity is to deliver quality services on a continued and uninterrupted basis to residents. Regrettably, the company’s services have been hampered due to the current go-slow.”

For more information on service disruptions, contact Pikitup on 011 375 5555 or send an email to

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