The inaugural Dash For Trash desert clean-up event that took place on Saturday, October 16th uniting the off-road community to promote sustainable habits and responsible public land use removed 14.54 tons of waste from the Nevada desert this past weekend. The event was brought to you by The Mint 400, Race-Dezert.com and UTVUnderground.com, partnered with Republic Services, to showcase the off-road community’s commitment to serve as environmental stewards and improve the Southern Nevada desert landscape.
Local off-road racing clubs, enthusiasts and many Southern Nevada residents came together on Saturday to make a difference in our community and our public lands. Combined, more than 140 volunteers collected 30,000 pounds of garbage from the surrounding desert area. Republic Services collected and removed the bags of trash from the area.
“We were thrilled to be working with Republic Services on the Dash for Trash project this fall. The Mint 400 race is one of Nevada’s most iconic events and requires close coordination with a myriad of agencies to ensure we are using our federal lands in a safe and responsible manner,” says Joshua Martelli, chief operating officer with Mint 400 INC. “Partnering on this project gives the entire off-road racing and enthusiast community a great opportunity to showcase our concern for the ecosystems that surround Las Vegas while demonstrating responsible stewardship as part of retaining access to OHV lands for recreation as well.”
About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through its subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for its 14 million customers. We’ll handle it from here.TM, the brand’s promise, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue PlanetTM for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world.
About The Mint 400
Known as “The Great American Off-Road Race™,” The Mint 400 is the oldest, most prestigious, and most challenging off-road race on the planet. This annual four-hundred mile marathon between the top off-road racers in the world includes over three hundred and fifty race teams in twenty-four different classes of off-road vehicles. Established in 1967, The Mint 400 is steeped in American lore. Thousands of racers and celebrities from around the world have attempted to tame the brutal Nevada desert, but less than half of them have ever finished the Mint. An entire week of events lead up to the famed off-road contest in and around Las Vegas, including a vehicle parade down the Las Vegas Strip, a drivers meet and greet, a pit crew challenge contest, the Miss Mint 400 beauty pageant, massive parties, a qualifying race, and a huge ten-block “contingency” gathering on Fremont Street East. Over forty-thousand spectators gather to watch the worlds best off-road race teams do battle at The Mint 400!
About Mad Media
Mad Media (www.madmedia.com) is a San Diego based marketing and creative agency, with in-house film and television production. We craft authentic, culturally engaging brand messages, and deliver them across print, web, photography, and film platforms. Mad Media has been leading the online content revolution since 1995 producing major commercial, television, online content and viral film projects such as The Gymkhana Series and XP1K Series.
Race-Dezert.com was created by off-road enthusiasts, giving off-roaders a place online to share information about the sport and culture of off-road racing. Based in Southern California, Race-Dezert.com highlights the off-road disciplines of desert racing, short course off-road, stadium truck racing, rally raid, rally racing and rock crawling. Our goal is to connect the world of off-road racing globally, bringing people together through the common denominator of off-road culture. Whether you are a racer, a promoter, a chase team member, a casual fan, or just interested in learning about off-road, Race-Dezert.com is a place where you can learn about the sport and culture of off-road racing.
The world’’ fastest growing all inclusive UTV site contributed to by both enthusiasts and manufacturers alike. UTVUnderground is the go-to site for fresh, original content and is known for its dedication to hosting all of the latest news and insight surrounding the UTV industry. Thousands of monthly visitors from over 100 different countries around the world go to UTVUnderground.com for their daily dose of UTV news and information.