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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

Ohio 06/04/2023 Ohio GeoClash 2023 - Geocachers Give Back! by Ohio Geocaching
Středočeský kraj, Czechia 06/04/2023 Žebrácké CITO 2023 by danikazi, otec & syn
Victoria, Australia 06/04/2023 June CITO Steele Creek by deanside
Liberecký kraj, Czechia 06/04/2023 CITO Jestřebské slatiny 2 by eMichalek + phylie
Friesland, Netherlands 06/04/2023 HTE23 Het TjongerEvent "Likes to clean up" by Tjongerevent
Santarém, Portugal 06/04/2023 Nabão CITO 2023 by Tomarcaching e amigos
Tasmania, Australia 06/04/2023 A CITO for June by 2y'stassies
Finland 06/04/2023 CITO Kangasala 2023 Kesä by Pirkanmaa United GC
Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland 06/04/2023 Cito przy Jeziorze Józefowo_druga próba by gromusie
Missouri 06/04/2023 SLAGA MoDot CITO by Candyce54