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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

North Dakota 06/26/2022 2022 NDGCA Camping and Caching - CITO by Jangie
Australian Capital Territory, Australia 06/26/2022 CITO - Harrison Ovals & School by DARKSIDEDAN
Středočeský kraj, Czechia 06/26/2022 CITO na zámku Veltrusy XXXV by eMichalek
California 06/26/2022 I Hart This Park - CITO Edition! by dagnyhugsyou
Maryland 06/26/2022 G4 CITO #23 - Mill Creek Towne Local Park (x3) by bloodycool
Tirol, Austria 06/26/2022 PGS 2022 - Sundays for Nature 202206 KU by PGS HQ-Team
Normandie, France 06/26/2022 CITO à Pirou Beach by huguette dupont
Brandenburg, Germany 06/26/2022 Cito am Lehnitzsee Teil 2 - Ostufer by Cito Crew Oberhavel
South West England, United Kingdom 06/26/2022 Litter Picking again with the Whitchurch Wombles. by silverfox11
Michigan 06/26/2022 It's Time to Clean Up - Comm. Celebration W/E by allenite