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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

Northern Territory, Australia 03/03/2024 Todd River Clean Up by E_Smiley
Arizona 03/03/2024 CITO at Centennial Park by KennyV
Středočeský kraj, Czechia 03/03/2024 Motyli CITO u Hostimi XIV by Pavel Skala + MiroslavRouta
Victoria, Australia 03/03/2024 Eumemmerring Creek CITO by Knight_shift
Zlínský kraj, Czechia 03/03/2024 III. úklid lesoparku a okolí by Topta
Mississippi 03/03/2024 Visit Mississippi, Wanderers Welcome by nana18
Victoria, Australia 03/03/2024 Clean Up Australia Day - Hopetoun Park by Crack'n'LeeLee
British Columbia, Canada 03/03/2024 🐟🦭🐳Your choice CITO - Mar 3 🐟🦭🐳 by hippykippy
Moravskoslezský kraj, Czechia 03/03/2024 Mezi mosty III by Bubukaku
Denmark 03/03/2024 Plastik i naturen er ikke så fantastisk by Eskegaard