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Mint 400 Desert Cleanup Collects 46.5 Tons of Trash

The 2023 Mint 400 Desert Cleanup Presented by Republic Services removed a record-setting 46.5 tons of trash with the help of nearly 250 volunteers. Over the past seven years, hundreds of volunteers have removed a collective 187.87 tons – or 375,740 pounds – of trash, helping to keep public lands clean, open and accessible for all.

“Republic Services is committed to helping keep our planet clean,” said Jeremy W. Manager, External Communications. “We value our partnership with The Mint 400 and thank our volunteers for their time and dedication over the past seven years. We have a responsibility to leave nature better than we found it, and removing more than 375,000 pounds of trash from some of the toughest terrain in the Mojave Desert is an inspiring feat.”

To learn more about this awesome event, watch the video below.