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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

California 12/09/2023 North Tamarind Park CITO by Vipercamp
California 12/09/2023 Taft Cache In Trash Out® 12/9 by elrojo14
Texas 12/09/2023 Hey Buddy, Let's Clean Up Another Park XC by txgo4fan & Buddy598
Ontario, Canada 12/09/2023 CUFCOL Dec 2023 CITO by Norshley
Noord-Holland, Netherlands 12/09/2023 CITO Even schoonmaken onder de brug! by Clautjuh1
Arizona 12/09/2023 Desert Haven Natural Resource Park CITO by philbeer
California 12/09/2023 Joy to the World-Holiday CITO-12.09.23-[Tango] by A-JerseyThing
Maryland 12/09/2023 G4 CITO #41 - Stewartown Local Park (x9) by bloodycool
Washington 12/09/2023 WSGA Puget Sound Chapter: Frager Road Dec. CITO by WSGA Puget Sound
Drenthe, Netherlands 12/09/2023 #09 CITO bij Advent Events Drenthe by Advent Events Drenthe