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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

Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 05/17/2022 CITO Maasland by Team Moekestorm
British Columbia, Canada 05/18/2022 Breakwater cleanup by Benicha
Minnesota 05/18/2022 CITO at Woodcrest Park by DOUG&CINDY09
Centre-Val-de-Loire, France 05/18/2022 Atelier Plantation by mic 41
Troms og Finnmark, Norway 05/18/2022 CITO Tvillingbukta by philks71
Québec, Canada 05/18/2022 CITO à MAGOG (mai 2022) by Ours Curieux
Hlavní město Praha, Czechia 05/18/2022 CITO podle pranostik - Nataša by taxoft & bosorcicka
Stockholm, Sweden 05/18/2022 Vårstädning i Rotan 2022 by BeholderX
Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 05/18/2022 Cito Delfgauw by Brain and Pinky
Cambodia 05/19/2022 CITO at Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day by RapidCaching