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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

British Columbia, Canada 02/28/2024 🚮 Elk Lake Road CITO ♻️ February 28 by AJcoco
Southern England, United Kingdom 02/28/2024 Winter Woodland Workday by YazCeleste
Alberta, Canada 02/28/2024 Shawnessy Clean up by Gate Keeper
Niedersachsen, Germany 02/28/2024 Treffen sich mehrere... zum CITO vor dem MEGA by Khamssin
Berlin, Germany 02/28/2024 Cito - Rund um den Eichborndamm (Hinterer Teil) by Cito Crew Berlin Brandenburg
Arizona 02/28/2024 CITO Juhan Park - 2/28 by Poehunters, Hikingsolo
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany 02/28/2024 Heute mal anders by Mireeas
Western Cape, South Africa 02/28/2024 Lion's Head CITO #6 ^^^28 February'24~^^ by Andredj
Estonia 02/29/2024 Järve terviserada puhtaks by Owwe
Michigan 02/29/2024 Oneforfortytwo Hosts an Event by Oneforfortytwo