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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

Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 06/04/2023 „PGS 2023 - Sundays for Nature, auf den … - WHC64“ by Wilder Haufen
Washington 06/05/2023 World Environment Day CITO! by SocksAndAmanda
South Australia, Australia 06/05/2023 O'Halloran Hill Lookout CITO V4 by Team Waldron
Southern England, United Kingdom 06/05/2023 It’s a breeze caring for trees by YazCeleste
New South Wales, Australia 06/05/2023 GGGT # 74 - Mid Day Goulburn CITO Time VII by fitzy_1965 and minniek
Pardubický kraj, Czechia 06/05/2023 Světový den životního prostředí 2023 by ZelvuskyTeam
Troms og Finnmark, Norway 06/05/2023 Verdens miljødag Cito Gressholmen by KarinJak
Sachsen, Germany 06/05/2023 PGS 2023 // GC-Dreck-weg-App Schönefeld by Master Lu
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France 06/05/2023 Qui dit Journée de l' Environnement dit CITO by MATTGEO63
Finland 06/05/2023 Metsäistä siivousta by kontrasti