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Cache In Trash Out

CITO Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) is an environmental initiative supported by the geocaching community. Since 2002, CITO has helped preserve the natural beauty of cache-friendly spaces. In that time, more than 363,000 people have volunteered at 18,000 CITO events.

Twice per year, geocachers can earn virtual souvenirs by hosting and attending events during CITO seasons. Visit the Help Center for information on the next CITO season.

Attend CITO Events

At CITO events, geocachers and community groups work together to improve parks and other outdoor environments. They clean up litter, plant trees, remove invasive species, build trails, and more.

To attend an event, find CITO events near you.

Host CITO Events

To host an event, contact a land manager, local organization, or government agency to determine your community’s needs. Make sure to get permission for your project.

Here are some tips to help plan your event:

CITO every day

CITO can happen on every geocaching adventure! Pick up trash that you see on the trail. Clean up the area around each geocache. These small acts make a huge difference.

CITO in action

Upcoming global CITO events

Alberta, Canada 05/20/2024 Victoria Day CITO at Bower Ponds by lshapka
Jihomoravský kraj, Czechia 05/20/2024 CITO - jarní úklid 20 by Geosebik
Arizona 05/20/2024 CITO Martin R. "Gunny" Barreras Park - 5/20 by Poehunters
British Columbia, Canada 05/21/2024 Pushing back - CITO by justjoee
Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 05/21/2024 Nuttig op de Carpool by Nondeju71
Albania 05/21/2024 Clean your beach with Czech geocachers by luxan222
Ontario, Canada 05/21/2024 GEO "FOLK" CITO NORFOLK- Quarterline Road Clean up by squeeky_
Greece 05/21/2024 Cleaning the Stones by Trintilla
Berlin, Germany 05/21/2024 CITO Breitenbachstraße by Bernd2010
Denmark 05/21/2024 Byplanvej - CITO by -sax-