The city of Johannesburg said that workers of Pikitpu managed to collect all the fertilizers that clutched up in Alexandra after the protests for delivery of services that prevented them from entering the northern settlement in Johannesburg.
"The waste management entity of the city of Johannesburg, Pikitup, successfully removed all backpacks in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, after this service could not be performed during recent protests for service delivery in the area," the statement said the city of Thursday.
"Pikitup services can not be carried out in Alexandra from April 3, 2019 to April 5, 2019, because of concerns about staff safety and Pikitup's already fragile assets, resulting in large quantities of illegal dumps spread throughout the area, the Pikitup plan to clear the backlog was put into motion on April 6, 2019, and the plan included the deployment of additional human resources as well as additional equipment for waste disposal. "
According to the city, 212 workers were usually deployed to collect waste in Alexandra. She said she has deployed an additional 121 to help with the backlog.
Several trucks were also sent to dispose of waste.
"Pikitup will continue to service the area seven days a week and waste collection services return to normal in Alexandra. The city will continue to run a government that is responsible for the poor, and will continue to do everything it can to ensure that the changes are made to our communities, "the city said.