Spokesperson Thobeka Mafumbatha said the backlog had been caused by the decrease in the number of trucks collecting waste.
Though she could not provide figures of the number of trucks the city had, and of those that had been taken off the roads for repairs, she said all trucks had successfully started collecting rubbish.
“In all areas, we are back on schedule. Waste that is on the streets is normal,” she said.
“Waste is a daily thing, and in terms of the backlog that we had, we are doing well. More hands were deployed in different areas to ensure backlog is covered.”