4224, or was it 4244?
How did they know? Did someone from the Municipality wander the city with a weighing scale? Did they just look at the garbage and estimate how much it weighed? Either way, why not make efforts to clear it instead of estimating how much it weighs?
Also, do reporters not apply some minimal scepticism to such claims? Why didn't someone at HT ask the "authorities", how did you get this figure? And in any case, what's being done about it?