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Nashville Woman Takes Neighborhood Clean Up Into Own Hands

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by Jason Lamb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Nashville woman who was upset with all the litter on her street has taken the phrase "neighborhood clean-up" to a whole new level.

77-year-old Lucy Mansell spends about an hour each day on a seemingly endless task: picking up trash along the streets near her home on Broadmoor Drive in Nashville.

It's something she's done for more than a decade.  First, she simply started on her own home but then expanded to yards and streets all around the neighborhood.

She said instead of relying on other people or the city to clean up the mess, she likes to take matters into her own hands.

It's a mantra she said she wishes other people would embrace.

 "They might get themselves a yellow bucket and start picking up," said Mansell, who herself uses a signature yellow bucket to store the trash she picks up.

Altogether, Lucy says she spends about an hour most days of the week picking up trash in her neighborhood.


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