At least 130 used nappies had accumulated in Kristy Keeley’s bin before garbage collectors came to pick up her rubbish on Wednesday.
It was the first time the Wallsend resident’s red bin had been emptied since before Christmas.
Ms Keeley says her street’s weekly garbage service has been sporadic for the past three weeks. And she doesn’t want to wait another 19 days for the next pick up.
“The stench has died down a bit. There were just hundreds of flies here,” she said.
“It’s only going to get hotter so I don’t want to have to deal with that again.”
Ms Keeley said the red bins on Clarke Street, which contain waste for landfill, are emptied every Friday.
However, on December 28 only the street’s recycling bins, not the red bins, were emptied. The following Friday the red bins on one side of the street were emptied, but not the bins on the other.
Ms Keeley, who has a 17-month-old daughter, said she had called council several times to remove the waste.
A truck took Ms Keeley’s rubbish away on Wednesday.
“We’re not getting a service we’re paying for,” she said.
A spokesperson for Newcastle council said trucks were having difficulty accessing the street due to the number of cars parked on the road during the holiday period.
“Clarke Street, Wallsend, is so narrow that the City's waste collection trucks and other large vehicles, such as fire trucks, can't access it when cars are parked along both kerbs,” he said.
“More cars were parked along both sides for longer than usual over the holidays, thwarting repeated attempts by our waste services team to collect the resident's bin.
“In light of this, and following consultation with residents, the City's traffic team will make a recommendation to the local Traffic Committee to ensure future parking arrangements do not impede bin collections or the access of emergency vehicles.”
Ms Keeley, however, believes garbage trucks have struggled to get down the two-way street because residents have stopped parking their cars with the wheels raised on the kerb.
“We moved to the street in April and it wasn’t a problem until probably October or November when council came around and put warnings on cars not to park over the gutters,” she said.
“So everyone started parking legally.”
Ms Keeley said she thought those living on the street would welcome any solution council came up with to ensure their waste services were regular.
She suggested making the street one-way or scheduling collections after 9am.
“They just need to come at a different time of the day, leave it to their last run of the day and the street’s pretty much empty,” she said.