Rusty bed frames, old mattresses and broken fridges were some of the items finally thrown away during a mammoth clean up event in Ashmont this week.
Skip bins were set up across the suburb on Tuesday to help residents dispose of bulky, unwanted items and rubbish.
More than 20 tonnes of waste is expected to have been collected over the course of the day, nearly double the amount from last year's event in Tolland.
Michael Whiteside, the district manager of Housing Murrumbidgee, described the clean up as a huge success.
"There are a lot of people who might not have access to utes or trailers and tip fees are expensive so this was a chance for them to get rid of the items they had no other way of disposing," he said.
"What we'd see otherwise is these items cluttering up people's houses or being illegally dumped so we find people really appreciate it."
According to Mr Whiteside, some of the most disposed of items on Tuesday were mattresses, bicycles and even old swing sets.
As well as improving the appearance of the area, the event was also a chance for the suburb to come together as a community.
"We host a barbeque and the neighbours all come out and help one another get rid of their rubbish, particularly those who have low mobility or are older," Mr Whiteside said.
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Patty Morris, the coordinator of the Ngurra Hub community centre, said the clean up brought much-needed reprieve to residents.
"It's really uplifting for the community that there are people out there who are willing to lend a hand," Ms Morris said.
"The volunteers have shown up and done a brilliant job and they would've helped over 100 people easily."
Wagga City Council helped dramatically cut the cost of the event by waiving tip fees for the skips.
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