Republic Services to Present 7th Annual Mint 400 Desert Cleanup
January 30th, 2023 – Las Vegas, NV – The Great American Off-Road Race™ announced today that Republic Services will once again serve as the presenting sponsor of the 7th Annual Mint 400 Desert Cleanup. On Saturday, March 4th, hundreds of volunteers will head to Jean, Nevada to clean up the area that will be used for the Great American Off-Road Race the following weekend. Republic Services will also be providing solid waste collection services at both the Mint 400 Off-Road Festival on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas and at the start-finish line in Primm to ensure we leave no trace.
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“The desert ecosystem just outside of the City of Las Vegas is both beautiful and delicate,” said Mint 400 COO Josh Martelli. “It deserves our protection and stewardship, because it’s one of the features of this region that drives the massive amount of outdoor recreation, tourism, and off-roading industries. Our role as folks who use this land is to leave it better than we found it, and we can’t thank Republic Services enough for their support these past seven years making a huge impact in this area.”
In 2017, Republic Services partnered with The Mint 400 for their inaugural “Dash For Trash” event. Volunteers removed 14.54 tons of waste from the Nevada desert in the Jean area, but the team identified that much more work needed to be done. Since then, The Mint 400 Desert Clean Up presented by Republic Services has removed over 141 tons (282,000 lbs.) from the local Nevada desert.
“Republic Services is a proud supporter of The Mint 400,” said Sustainability Ambassador, Jeremy Walters, of Republic Services. “Through our partnership we have been able to provide a forum for volunteers to make a difference in the Mojave Desert. Removing over 280,000 pounds of waste from some of the toughest terrain in Southern Nevada is no small feat. As a leader in the Environmental Services Industry, we understand how important it is to support the communities that we live and work in. We all must do our part to help ensure a more sustainable world now and for future generations.”
This March, the group hopes to grow their already impressive restoration numbers substantially. The Mint 400 Desert Clean-Up presented by Republic Services will be focused around the Jean OHV area – land that is not only used for The Mint 400 racecourse, and other off-road organizations, but also a variety of special events, businesses, and the outdoor recreation community. The Mint 400 & Republic Services would like to invite all off-road enthusiasts and members of the Las Vegas community to spend a day in the dirt, cleaning up our desert.
About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. is a leader in the environmental services industry. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides customers with the most complete set of products and services, including recycling, solid waste, special waste, hazardous waste, container rental and field services. Republic’s industry-leading commitments to advance circularity, reduce emissions and decarbonize operations are helping deliver on its vision to partner with customers to create a more sustainable world. For more information, please visit RepublicServices.com.