WAGGA City Council's actions have been questioned following its decision to sell salvaged toys from a fatal truck crash last week.
One driver died in the multi-vehicle collision on the Hume Highway while another man involved in the clean-up operation was killed when a piece of machinery struck his head.
The cargo of the truck, which included about 200 Lego boxes, was sent to the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre where staff decided the toys were in good enough condition to sell to the public at the facility's Tip Shop for about $5 each.
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A Wagga man, who wished to remain anonymous, said it was "morally wrong" for council to sell the Lego products and make a profit from a tragedy.
He said the products could have been donated to local charities, where Christmas toys are in high demand.
"A charity could have benefited more than council making a bit more pocket money," he said.
"The only damage done to these toys were the boxes and packaging. All the pieces were still in bags.
"I would rather see it go to charity or buried instead of sold to be honest."
Council's general manager Peter Thompson said staff were unaware that the Lego came from the crash site and followed the normal procedure of sending reusable materials and items to the Tip Shop rather than landfill.
Although the centre now has the knowledge of the products' origin, he said the procedure does not treat materials differently based on where they were came from.
Mr Thompson said the idea of the Tip Shop was to give people an opportunity to buy discarded materials instead of sending it to landfill. He said he questioned whether it would have been appropriate to donate the items to charity.
"These (Lego) boxes ... had been damaged and opened. I would query whether a charity would be able to use them," he said.
"I think the centre, and people acknowledging that it had been disposed of and diverted to that centre, is the most appropriate place to buy them with that understanding."