Illegally dumped trash is a problem that plagues our deserts and the Nevada desert is no exception. Every year, tons of trash is illegally dumped in the Jean area. For six years, Mint 400 organizers have been hosting a clean-up removing at least 15 tons trash annually.
This year with sponsor Republic Services, volunteers removed 16.41 tons of trash from the Jean area of the Nevada desert.
“We’re incredibly grateful to both our partners at Republic Services and our fleet of amazing volunteers for their efforts in Saturday’s Mint 400 Desert Cleanup,” said Mint 400 CEO Matt Martelli. “Over the years, sustainability efforts have become an essential part of our planning around the Great American Off-Road Race, and the support of Republic Services has been crucial to our efforts to leaving things better than we’ve found them, from our time downtown at the Mint 400 Off-Road Festival to our time on the race course itself. Every bit of trash removal counts as we look to keep our race course clean for generations to come to be able to enjoy. As we always say, Don’t Trash The Desert!”