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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

Arizona 05/23/2024 CITO Willow Creek Park - 5/23 by Poehunters
British Columbia, Canada 05/23/2024 🚮 Henderson Trail CITO 🗑️ May 23 by Ernietr
Southern England, United Kingdom 05/23/2024 23rd May - Manage Meadow's Magnification Maturity by Monski
Colorado 05/23/2024 CLEAN THE CREEK II, A GCCO CITO! by GeoDog74
Finland 05/23/2024 Keski-Uudenmaan Cito - torstai by Sorviset
Hessen, Germany 05/23/2024 Mach' weg den Dreck! (05/24) by Wild Utzel
Finland 05/23/2024 Simona Citoillaan Simossa by miaumiia
British Columbia, Canada 05/23/2024 Fort St John Solar CITO by Team Wingnut
Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 05/23/2024 Cito op de Hoflaan by Blackshadow
Zeeland, Netherlands 05/23/2024 Cito rondom de buitenhaven by balou 1953