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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

Rogaland, Norway 11/28/2023 Cito ved COB'en by siggi58
Alabama 11/28/2023 November CITO Event 2023 by Papa Bear 204
Alaska 11/28/2023 Windsong Park CITO - November by GeocacheAlaska!
Southern England, United Kingdom 11/29/2023 Gingko Planting and Tree Care by fizzwhizz
British Columbia, Canada 11/29/2023 🗑️Happy Goose CITO ♻️ November 29 by Benicha
New Hampshire 11/29/2023 CITO in Manchester by XteamstraightedgeX
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France 11/29/2023 CITO à Mours St Eusebe by N2RJ
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany 11/29/2023 1. Bützower CITO by 7keule7
Limburg, Belgium 11/29/2023 Cleaning Caulille by Dennisboomke
Rogaland, Norway 11/29/2023 Cito på tuppen by sissi1964