Pikitup recovery operation declared a success

Workers ended a five-week long strike over salaries and the removal of MD Amanda Nair in April.

Pikitup says it will work to normalise the collection of refuse from homes. Picture: Tara Meaney/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Waste management company Pikitup says its recovery operation after an unprotected strike by workers has been a success.

Last month, workers ended a five-week long strike over salaries and the removal of Pikitup boss Amanda Nair.

The waste company says the rubbish that piled up in the city has been removed and the collection of waste is fully normalised.

Spokesperson Jacky Mashapu says there are some setbacks at the Waterfall and Marlboro depots.

"We are pleased to announce that the recovery operation plan implemented in April, to normalise waste removal across the City of Johannesburg, was successful. We will continue to work hard to ensure the collection of waste is fully normalised, particularly the removal of waste from households."