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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

Southern England, United Kingdom 03/29/2023 Marching On : Continuing Hedge Care by YazCeleste
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France 03/29/2023 🌍CITO dit CITO fait BIS♻️ by Team 👑GO👑
North East England, United Kingdom 03/29/2023 Leadgate CITO by sjd78
British Columbia, Canada 03/29/2023 🎣🌼 Challenge Trail Parking CITO🎣🌼 by madill
British Columbia, Canada 03/29/2023 A Little CITO After Work... by LANMonkey
Iowa 03/29/2023 Waste Not, Woods Not...Browns Woods that Is! by The NVG
Texas 03/29/2023 A Quick Wednesday CITO by DrPflug
British Columbia, Canada 03/30/2023 Outerbridge Park - Pulling Together CITO Event by MES77
Alabama 03/30/2023 CITO SOUVENIR DAY by GitnGo2
Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 03/30/2023 CITO Melanchthonweg by Carta57en99