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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

Comunidad Valenciana, Spain 09/29/2023 Cleanin The Nature by MarkGoesCaching1
Amazonas, Brazil 09/29/2023 MinduCITO 2023 by Kelux
Denmark 09/29/2023 Ah - her er også skrald by H. Geil
Finland 09/29/2023 9 yhteistä iloa CITO by SEJA
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 09/29/2023 Cito 2023 Hamm Nr. 29 by Wilder Ritter
Moravskoslezský kraj, Czechia 09/29/2023 BRUNTÁL - tak jsme tu zas, trochu to tu uklidíme ! by Monty&Miru; Hrosikcz; Paviancz
Rogaland, Norway 09/29/2023 Cito på stangeland by Gunnar.emil
Finland 09/29/2023 Palsamit kuriin by jokim
Ohio 09/29/2023 COG Unorthodox CITO #1 - Autumnal Equinox 2023 by CentralOHGeocaching
Emilia–Romagna, Italy 09/29/2023 ♻️ Rimini Beach CITO by V_clav11 CZ