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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 07/18/2024 🚮 Junk in the Trunk 🗑️ July 18 by Benicha
Southern England, United Kingdom 07/18/2024 18th July - Journeying to the Jungle at Netheridge by Monski
Finland 07/18/2024 Vieraslajit veks - Kuhmo repeat 2 by MalluFin
Michigan 07/18/2024 SW Michigan Geocachers - Carpool CITO XVII by CacherX4
Jihomoravský kraj, Czechia 07/18/2024 CITO Bosonohy VI. by -Derek-& lukasMK
Arizona 07/18/2024 CITO Willie Blake Junior Park - 7/18 by Poehunters
Noord-Brabant, Netherlands 07/18/2024 schoonmaken op de carpool moerdijk by Jolieus
Zeeland, Netherlands 07/18/2024 Opruimen rondom het leger des heils en de Brandwee by Balou19531953
Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 07/18/2024 [CITO4Daagse] CITO Cronesteyn by Team CITO4Daagse / Bibeetje & Autobart
Virginia 07/19/2024 Litter Pick-up at Peaks View Park by CrazyT234